Don Quixote, By Thomas D'urfey

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By Thomas D'Urfey.

Don Taylor's radio adaptation of a play based on Cervantes's classic picaresque novel, commissioned to mark the 300th anniversary of Purcell's death in 1995.

The play, with music by Purcell, Eccles and others, was first performed in 1694.

Don Quixote....Paul Scofield

Sancho Panza....Roy Hudd

Thomas Betterton....Roger Allam

Henry Purcell....Douglas Hodge

Thomas Durfey....Bill Wallis

Milkmaid....Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Marcella....Evelyn Tubb (soprano)

Cardenio....David Thomas (bass)

Gines....Doug Wootton (baritone)

Ambrosio....Peter Woodward

Carrasco....Peter Czajkowski

Duke....Sam Dastor

The Host....Michael Tudor Barnes

The Hostess....Kristin Milward

Other parts played by Derek Waring, Ian Masters and Jilly Bond, with Lucy Skeaping (soprano), the Consort of Musicke, the City Waites and the Purcell Simfony.

Additional music by Blaise Compton.

Musical director: Anthony Rooley

Directed by Don Taylor.

Don Taylor's adaptation of a stage version of Cervantes's classic picaresque novel.