Don Quichotte

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(Massenet: Don Quichotte). Bass. The knight errant, prepared to fight anyone to defend the woman he loves, the beautiful Dulcinée. He mistakes windmills for giants and is carried up on their sails. Despite his chivalry, Dulcinée will not marry him. He dies, dreaming of meeting her in heaven. Arias: Je suis le chevalier errant (‘I am a knight errant’); Marchez dans mon chemin (‘Walk with me on my way’). Created (1910) by Fyodor Chaliapin.

Subjects: Opera.

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