File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 228

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:42:45 -0700
Subject: [Puptcrit] Don Quixote

Dear Friends,

Hope some of you have a chance to attend the 10th marionette opera in  
the repertoire of Carter Family Marionettes!  404 years ago,  
Cervantes published his most popular story about a man of La Mancha  
driven into madness from reading too many books of chivalry.  It was  
soon inspiring stage productions throughout Europe, including puppet  
shows ranging from DaSilva's 18th century marionette production to  
Falla's 20th century "Master Peter's Puppet Show".  The story  
prompted Georg Philip Telemann to compose his "Don Quixote Suite"  
envisioning the delusional knight's misadventures.  At the age of 80,  
Telemann returned to this muse writing his opera.  Now both works by  
Telemann are combined with dramatic text adapted from the original  
novel into a one quixotic spectacle of puppetry and music.  Carter  
Family is joined by a live ensemble of outstanding baroque  
instrumentalists and professional opera singers under the musical  
direction of Margriet Tindemans.

April 17-26, 2009

Tickets available by phone or online:

Northwest Puppet Center
9123 - 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
tel:  206 523 2579

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