Tereshkina and Kim add fire to the Mariinsky Ballet’s dusty Don Quixote

Minkus: Don Quixote ***

Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Opera House, 24th July 2017

The fireworks – when they came – were explosive, Viktoria Tereshkina and Kimin Kim igniting the Royal Opera House stage in a frenzy of effervescent footwork. Tereshkina whipped out her fouettés and Kim’s double tours en l’air fizzed as Kitri, the innkeeper’s daughter, and Basilio, the fresh-faced barber, celebrated their wedding with the grandest pas de deux. Ovation done and dusted, the eponymous Don Quixote blesses the couple and then… curtain. In his 1901 restaging based on Petipa, Alexander Gorsky certainly ends Don Quixote with a bang, yet for much of the evening the Mariinsky Ballet’s production underwhelmed.

Viktoria Tereshkina (Kitri) and Kimin Kim (Basilio)
© Jennie Walton

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