Man of la mancha

Photo by Kira Horvath.

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre

January 21 | 23 | 25 | 27 (7:30 PM)
January 29, 2017 (2 PM)

Opening Night, January 21st, will be red carpet night.
Thursday, January 19, will be high school student night. 

The Dream Isn't Impossible to Him

Some call Don Quixote a fool. Others call him a lunatic. But in The Man of La Mancha, you might end up calling him an inspiration as you follow the unlikely journey of a man who sees a better world all around him. Feel his hope with this rousing performance by Utah Opera.


David Pittsinger, Don Quixote / Cervantes
Keith Jameson, Sancho Panza
Audrey Babcock, Aldonza
Brannon Killgo, Innkeeper
Kevin Nakatani, Dr. Carrasco
Christian Sanders, Padre/Juan
Anthony Buck, Barber/Prisoner/Muleteer 
Abigail Rethwisch, Antonia

Hal France, Conductor
Paul Curran, Stage Director
Court Watson, Set & Costume Designer
David Martin Jacques, Lighting Design
Utah Symphony

Robert Orth regrets that health concerns have forced him to withdraw from Man of La Mancha. He sends his best wishes to everyone at Utah Opera for a glorious production.


Prison in Seville, Spain end of 16th Century

Miguel de Cervantes, playwright, poet, actor, and tax collector, has been impressed by the Spanish Inquisition for his attempt to collect taxes from the Catholic Church. Accompanied by his manservant, both are imprisoned in a seedy dungeon... READ MORE


Wasserman/Leigh/Darion’s Man of La Mancha was one of the most successful musicals of the 1960s, with the original 1965 Broadway run remaining onstage for 2, 238 performances, making it the third-longest-running musical of the decade. The original Broadway run starred Richard Kiley as Quixote and Joan Diener as Aldonza/Dulcinea and nabbed six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Leading Actor, and Best Original Score. 



Utah OperaRitual & Craft: A Cocktail Diary, and Bitters Lab are teaming up to take you on a delightful sampling of Libretti & Libations cocktail offerings!

There are ten restaurants and bars participating in this edition of Man of La Mancha inspired Libretti & Libations cocktails and we will be visiting three of them on Wednesday, January 18.

Crawl Schedule:
Finca 5:30 PM
Zest 6:30 PM
Bodega 7:30 PM Bring $45 cash so tabs (including tips) can be closed as a group at each location. Each restaurant is preparing a full-size cocktail and small plate to eat for our group.

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Set and Costume Sponsor:

Eccles Foundation

Opera Artistic Director Sponsor:

Emma Eccles Jones Foundation

Opening Performance Sponsor:

Patrica A. Richards and William K. Nichols

Floral Season Sponsor:

Every Blooming Thing

Cast Party Sponsor:


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