Don Quixote (1605/1615) by Miguel De Cervantes
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Great classical music inspired by books
9. Don Quixote (1605/1615) by Miguel De Cervantes
The story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has captivated readers for centuries. Jules Massenet’s opera 'Don Quichotte' relates only indirectly to the great novel – in his version, the simple farm girl of the original becomes the more sophisticated Dulcinée, a flirtatious local beauty inspiring the infatuated old man's exploits.