The plot of the ballet tells of the failure of a very rich man, Gamache (Comacho in the novel), to marry the beautiful Kitri (Quiteria) which instead falls in love with Basil (Basil), a young man from the village. Who first brought the Don Quixote in the West was the famous dancer Anna Pavlova with her company in 1924 in an abridged form. The entire ballet was not staged in the West for many years. The famous Grand Pas de Deux from the ballet was presented at the beginning of 1940, staged for the first time since the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. In 1966, Rudolf Nureyev staged his version for the Vienna State Opera Ballet, with music by Minkus adapted by John Lanchbery. Mikhail Baryshnikov prepare its own version in 1980 for American Ballet Theatre.
For the 2011 OperaFestival season, one of the most important companies of the European scene, the Ballet of the National theater of Macedonia. The Macedonian Ballet has its origins in the efforts of generations of dancers, maitres, instructors and choreographers repeaters that developing the tradition of this art 'have made it a part of the culture of the country of great originality and autonomy. The challenge of this Theatre was founded in the development of the tradition that is typical of Russian Ballet.
The company is distinguished not only for the technical quality and expressive, as has the original and the beauty of the costumes and scenario, and arrived in Florence after a successful tour.