D.Q. Don Quijote a Barcelona


DQ was specially composed to debut in Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona and brought together creative minds such as José Luis Turina, Justo Navarro, Enric Miralles, Bennedetta Tagliabue and La Fura dels Baus. A futuristic revisitation of the literary myth par excellence: Don Quixote.


Even though La Fura dels Baus’ starting point for La Atlántida, The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and The Damnation of Faust was an already existing work, DQ. was different in that the origin of the project was born within the company itself. It was Carlos Padrissa and Àlex Ollé who expressed the desire to stage a completely new work, both in terms of narrative and in terms of music. The project DQ. was conceived by José Luis Turina, Justo Navarro and La Fura dels Baus, realised by Juan Ángel Vela del Campo and therefore its birth was the product of an absolute creative synchronization that took precedence over individual personality or star power. This gives DQ. some very special characteristics, especially considering that the normal process for creating a new opera almost always starts with a score, which requires a libretto and eventually demands a staging.
DQ. was even further enriched by the intervention of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, who designed the scenography with the collaboration of Roland Olbeter; with video created by Emmanuel Carlier, costumes by Chu Uroz and musical direction by Josep Pons. The work is based on the mythic character Don Quixote and recreates a series of situations that break with the conventions of space and time. The three acts are linked to three different spaces and two different moments in time. The first and second acts take place, respectively, in Geneva –in a virtual auction house connected to a time machine- and in a monster-themed amusement park located high in a Hong Kong skyscraper in the 31st century. The third act takes place in an academic conference about Don Quixote and his centenary, celebrated in Barcelona in 2005. This apparently absurd circumstance is the backdrop for a reflection on one of the key figures in the history of literature, probably the one who was most ahead of his time and symbolised some of the values of future modernity. Don Quixote, who was derided by his contemporaries, embodies imagination to the fullest, as well as honour, respect for the weak and the confrontation with absolute power: a monster. As the monster he is (in the first act of DQ.) a rarity –a piece prized by collectors– and later as a mythic object of study.


Idea original y dirección escénica
Àlex Ollé, Carlos Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus).

José Luis Turina

Justo Navarro

Enric Miralles (1955-2000),
Benedetta Tagliabue.

Dirección musical
Josep Pons

Creación y realización de vídeo
Emmanuel Carlier

Diseño de utillería y colaboración escenográfica
Roland Olbeter

Chu Uroz

Diseño de iluminación
Albert Faura

Ayudante de dirección
Valentina Carrasco

Alberto Pastor

Posproducción vídeo
Linda Attab, Fabrice Faure.

Movimiento coreográfico acto II
Susana Goulart, Abraham Hurtado.

Reparto vídeo
Dr. Flo, Salvador Chávez, Susana Goulart, Abraham Hurtado, Mercè Llorens, Jessie Park.

Don Quijote: Michael Kraus, Ned Barth.
Señor Pasamonte (Señor D): Flavio Oliver.
Subastador: Francisco Vas.
Señora A: Pilar Jurado, Cristina Obregón.
Señora B: Itxaro Mentxaka, Claudia Schneider.
Señor A: Lluís Sintes, David Rubiera.
Señor B: Felipe Bou, Josep Ferrer.
Señor C: Francesc Garrigosa, Salvador Parrón.
Hermana Trifaldi A: Pilar Jurado, Cristina Obregón.
Hermana Trifaldi B: Itxaro Mentxaka, Claudia Schneider.
Visitante 1: Francesc Garrigosa, Salvador Parrón.
Visitante 2: Lluís Sintes, David Rubiera.
Visitante 3: Mireia Casas, Estrella Estévez.
Visitante 4: Montserrat Torruella, Mercè Obiol.
Presentador: Santiago Calderón.
Presidente del congreso: Pilar Jurado, Cristina Obregón.
Sancho Panza: Felipe Bou, Josep Ferrer.
Congresista 1: Francesc Garrigosa, Salvador Parrón.
Congresista 2: Lluís Sintes, David Rubiera.

Younes Bachir, Abraham Hurtado, Susana Goulart, Vidi Vidal.

Orquestra Sinfònica del Gran
Teatre del Liceu.
Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana.
Dirección del coro: Jordi Casas.

Concertino: Kai Gleusteen.

Diseño y producción de vestuario
Caution Studio: Chu Uroz / Ignacio Mónaco, Silvia Nevado, Maribel Mónaco, Mónica Crespo, Paola Rowid. Diseño de tejdos: J. M. García Planas.

Grafismo vestuario
Leo Obstbaum

Diseño web
Cristina Casanova

Software Web
Sergi Jordà

Maqueta musical
Enric Palomar

Técnicos de La Fura dels Baus
Alberto Pastor, «Pulgui», Juan Carlos Ramayo, Rafael Espuny, Carles Bertolín.

Construcción escenografía
Curvados Roig

Posproducción digital

Infraestructuras de vídeo
BAF General de Catalunya

30/9/00, en el Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.


Un espectáculo producido por
Gran Teatre del Liceu.