Major international ballet stars for Joburg Ballet’s Don Quixote



Book by Tuesday 25 July for Joburg Ballet’s spectacular production of

Don Quixote

and benefit from an Early Bird discount of 30% off the standard ticket prices for:

Saturday 30 September (14h00) l Sunday 1 October (14h00) l Saturday 7 October (14h00)

and Half Price on Opening Night – Friday 29 September (19h00) & Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 October (11h00)

No discounts for the performances featuring the Royal Ballet guest artists

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov – Friday 6 October (19h00) & Sunday 8 October (14h00)

To book go to or call 0861 670 670

Photographed by : Andrej Uspenski

Joburg Ballet will host two of the world’s major international ballet stars when Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov of The Royal Ballet perform the leading roles in Don Quixote at the Joburg Theatre in October 2023.

Nuñez and Muntagirov will dance on Friday 6 October at 19h00 and Sunday 8 October at 14h00. The other performances during the eight performance season, which runs from 29 September to 8 October, will feature Joburg Ballet dancers in the leading roles. The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will play for all performances except the morning matinees at 11h00 on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 October.

Commenting on the visit by Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov, Joburg Ballet CEO Esther Nasser said: “Joburg Ballet is thrilled to have engaged Ms Nuñez and Mr Muntagirov as guest artists for Don Quixote. They were scheduled to appear with the company in March 2020 but the pandemic intervened. Now, three-and-a-half years later, South African audiences have the opportunity to watch one of ballet’s most acclaimed partnerships on the stage of the Joburg Theatre. Our grateful thanks go to The Michel Tesson Trust and Friends of the Ballet for the generous support which has helped make the season of Don Quixote possible.”

Italy-based South African ballet producer Angela Malan, who will stage Don Quixote for Joburg Ballet, said: “Few ballets equal Don Quixote in capturing classical ballet at its most exuberant and dazzling and I am looking forward to working with Joburg Ballet in bringing this scintillating classic to life. It is the perfect ballet to introduce Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov to Johannesburg audiences as well as to showcase Joburg Ballet’s own wonderful dancers.”

Set in the bustling Spanish seaport of Barcelona, Don Quixote tells the story of beautiful, audacious Kitri and her love for the dashing but poor Basilio. Her father, however, has more ambitious plans for his headstrong daughter, hoping to marry her off to a wealthy, foppish suitor. In the end love conquers all in a cascade of exhilarating classical showpieces.  

No ticket discounts are available for the Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov performances. For all other performances Joburg Ballet offers attractive discounts which include the Half Price Opening Night, Early Bird booking, Morning Matinees and discounts for Friends of the Ballet members, Pensioners, Groups 10+ and Children 4-7. Discounts cannot be combined.

Dates and times

Friday 29 September at 19h00

Saturday 30 September at 14h00

Sunday 1 October at 14h00

Wednesday 4 October at 11h00

Thursday 5 October at 11h00

Friday 6 October at 19h00 (with Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov; no discounts)

Saturday 7 October at 14h00

Sunday 8 October at 14h00 (with Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov; no discounts)

Booking dates for Don Quixote

Friends of the Ballet booking: opens Friday 7 July

Early Bird booking: from Tuesday 11 July to Monday 24 July

Standard Price booking: from Tuesday 25 July

Ticket prices and discounts

Nuñez and Muntagirov performances: R650, R550, R500, R360, R260 (no discounts)

Early Bird: R406, R347, R315, R231, R168

Standard Prices: R580, R495, R450, R330, R240

Half Price Opening Night: R290, R248, R225, R165, R120

Morning Price: All R110

Other discounts: Friends of the Ballet 35%; Pensioners 15%; Groups of 10+ 10%; Children 4-7 50%

Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)
Book: At Joburg Theatre Box Office; or tel. 0861 670 670; or online at Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at

Open Day

Joburg Ballet will host an Open Day for Don Quixote on Saturday 23 September from 10h00 to 13h00 at the Joburg Ballet Studios at the Joburg Theatre. The Open Day will allow the public to watch rehearsals and engage with the creative process. Tickets are R150 and may be booked through Futhi Zwane on 011-877 6898 or

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