Opera Saratoga


SaturdayJuly 108:00 PM



In partnership with Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Opera Saratoga presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, the Tony Award winning musical, featuring Broadway and Opera star Zachary James in the role of Cervantes / Don Quixote; and Opera Saratoga favorite, Kelly Glyptis, returning to Saratoga Springs as Aldonza. The beloved musical was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century masterpiece Don Quixote. A universal tale of love, hope, and adventure, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life not as it is, but as it ought to be. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”

Program Notes

Duration: 2 hours, no intermission

Written Book by DALE WASSERMAN
Lyrics by JOE DARION
Original Production Directed by Albert Marre

Performance Dates

Thursday, July 8th @ 8pm
Friday, July 9th @ 8pm
Saturday, July 10th @ 8pm

Cast and Creative

Director and Choreographer: Lawrence Edelson
Conductor: Laura Bergquist
Projection and Lighting Design: Barry Steele
Costume Design: Glenn Avery Breed
Wig and Makeup Design: Sue Sittko-Schaefer
Audio Design and Mixing: Paul Bevan

Cervantes / Don Quixote: Zachary James
Aldonza: Kelly Glyptis
Sancho: Brian Yeakley
Governor / Innkeeper: Aidan Smerud
Paco / Padre: Steven Ricks
Antonia: Lauren Cook
The Housekeeper: Whitney Robinson
Anselmo / Barber: Jeremiah Tyson
Captain of the Inquisition / Tenorio: Bradley Bickhardt
Duke / Jose / Dr. Carrasco / Knight of the Mirrors: Joel Balzun
Pedro: Titus Muzi
Maria: Jouelle Roberson
Fermina: Laura Soto-Bayomi
Ensemble: Lisa Buhelos, Naomi Brigell, Blake Jennings, Marcus Lee, De’Ron McDaniel



A: $125 (single tickets) or $250 (two-person pod)
B: $100 (single tickets) or $200 (two-person pod)
C: $80 (single tickets) or $160 (two-person pod)
D: $60 (single tickets) or $120 (two-person pod)
E: $40 (single tickets) or $80 (two-person pod)

LAWN: Lawn tickets are available to purchase for $30 (single tickets); $60 (two-person pod) or $120 (four-person pod)

Tickets for MAN OF LA MANCHA will go on sale for Opera Saratoga and SPAC Members on Monday, May 3rd; and to the general public on Monday, May 10th:

  • Opera Saratoga Members should call 518.584.6018 for member priority tickets
  • SPAC Members should log in to their online account at tickets.spac.org for access to member priority tickets
  • As of May 10th, tickets will be available to the public online at spac.org

MAN OF LA MANCHA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

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