Don Quixote


Ensemble Unicorn bei der Styriarte 2021 vor rotem Hintergrund The Unicorn Ensemble around Michael Posch delights with a baroque Spanish soundtrack to Birgit Minichmayr Birgit Minichmayr reading from the daredevil Don Quixote fighting windmills.


What to expect

Reading from Miguel de Cervantesʼ novel “Der sinnreiche Junker Don Quixote de la Mancha” (“The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha”)

Music from the 1600s

Duration: around 70 minutes without a break


Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66

U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction
Ö1 Club & Standard Abo: 10 % reduction

Birgit Minichmayr


From her first acting engagements at the Burgtheater, the Linz-born actress returned to Vienna via Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. The actress, who was awarded the Nestroy Theatre Prize, also enjoyed great popularity in her role as the love affair in the play “Everyman” at the Salzburg Festival. She has already written several song lyrics with Campino, the singer of the German band "Die Toten Hosen".

The Unicorn Ensemble


The wondrous world of sound of this ensemble, founded in 1991, stretches from the Middle Ages to the early Renaissance. At its core, it consists of top-class specialists in long-forgotten playing styles and musical traditions who bring their profound knowledge of the ancient to life with irrepressible joy in playing and the highest art of improvisation.

Michael Posch


The Carinthian, trained in Vienna and Trossingen, belongs to the first squad of Austrian recorder players. With a variety of ensembles, including the Concentus Musicus, he plays especially the main baroque field of recorder literature, but has also rendered outstanding services to modern music. Tours and guest performances take him halfway around the world.


the most beautiful scenes from Cervantes’ Baroque novel

Everybody loves Don Quixote, the “knight of the sorry face”. But what exactly was that story with the windmills, Dulcinea and Sancho Pansa again? Birgit Minichmayr jogs our memories, as he reads with his customary relish the most beautiful scenes from Cervantes’ Baroque novel. Michael Posch and his Unicorn Ensemble provide the authentic sound of 17th-century Spain, the last bastion of the noble knights and their faithful squires.

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