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)
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.