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November 22, 1965
Man of La Mancha
Composer:Mitch Leigh
Librettist:Dale WassermanJoe Darion
Synopsis
The story takes place in the late 16th century. Miguel de Cervantes (a tax collector, soldier, and author) and his assistant, Sancho, foreclose on a church that failed to pay its taxes. Thus, the two men are thrown into prison by the Spanish Inquisition. The prisoners then steal Cervantes's possessions. However, he convinces them to allow him to win back a package of papers that would not be of value to other people. Pleading his case, Cervantes gives a dramatic defense by reenacting the story of Don Quixote of La Mancha: the passionate and poignant tale of a noble knight who lives in a world of madness and cannnot see that chivalry has died. His holy quest is a mission of salvation to find compassion not for himself but for others. Don Quixote falls in love with the fair maiden, Aldonza(Dulcina), and convinces her to live a moral life. When Quixote is being knighted, the muleteers brutally assault Aldonza. Quixote and Sancho quickly come to Aldonza's rescue but in the end, Quixote only preaches forgiveness. Next, Quixote fights off his darkest foe, the Enchanter. Moved by the story, the prisoners return Cervantes' manuscript (which turns out to be his unfinished novel about Don Quixote) just before he is called before the Inquisition.

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Opera SaratogaMan of La Mancha7/8/2021 - 7/10/2021
Amarillo OperaMan of La Mancha4/5/2018 - 4/7/2018
Pensacola OperaMan of La Mancha3/16/2018 - 3/18/2018
Portland OperaMan of La Mancha6/9/2017 - 6/9/2017
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaMan of La Mancha1/21/2017 - 1/29/2017
Central City OperaMan of La Mancha7/18/2015 - 8/9/2015
Utah Festival OperaMan of La Mancha7/7/2006 - 7/26/2006
Skylight Music TheatreMan of La Mancha5/1/2006 - 7/1/2006
Opera ModestoMan of La Mancha11/11/2002 - 11/23/2002
Opera ColumbusMan of La Mancha7/7/2002 - 7/28/2002
Spokane OperaMan of La Mancha6/6/2002 - 6/28/2002
Opera OmahaMan of La Mancha4/4/2001 - 4/29/2001
Shepherd UniversityMan of La Mancha2/8/2001 - 2/25/2001
Amarillo OperaMan of La Mancha9/19/1998 - 9/19/1998
The Cleveland OperaMan of La Mancha6/6/1996 - 6/23/1996
Orlando OperaMan of La Mancha4/1/1994 - 4/30/1994
Sorg OperaMan of La Mancha4/1/1994 - 4/23/1994
Portland OperaMan of La Mancha2/1/1994 - 2/26/1994
Madison OperaMan of La Mancha11/1/1992 - 11/21/1992
Knoxville OperaMan of La Mancha7/1/1992 - 7/19/1992
Opera ModestoMan of La Mancha3/1/1992 - 4/1/1992


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