The Bolshoi is “at the top of its game” (Telegraph, U.K.) in acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s effervescent production of The Taming of the Shrew. Set to a tapestry of Shostakovich’s most colorful music, Shakespeare’s famously chauvinistic comedy is transformed into a battle of wits between two equally feisty individuals: stormy individualist Katharina and smug bad boy Petruchio. With their signature bravura, the Bolshoi’s incomparable dancers bring to hilarious life all of the fawning, preening, and hypocrisy that well-born Kate finds so tiresome—and that ultimately makes the rough-edged outsider Petruchio seem so appealing to her.

“Furiously funny battle of the sexes…bold and fast-witted.”
Guardian (U.K.)

The Taming of the Shrew

Bolshoi Ballet

Ballet in two acts by Jean-Christophe Maillot

July 26–30 David H. Koch Theater

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New York City Ballet Orchestra

Conductor Igor Dronov

 

Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot

Assistant to Choreographer Bernice Coppieters

Set Design Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Costume Design Augustin Maillot

Assistant to Costume Designer Jean-Michel Laîné

Lighting & Video Projection Dominique Drillot

Assistant Stefani Matthieu

Dramatist Jean Rouaud

Répétiteurs Yan Godovsky, Victor Barykin, Josu Zabala

Music Director Igor Dronov

Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm; Friday, July 28 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, July 30 at 2:30 pm
Katharina Ekaterina Krysanova
Petruchio Vladislav Lantratov
Bianca Olga Smirnova
Lucentio Semyon Chudin
Hortensio Igor Tsvirko
Gremio Vyacheslav Lopatin
Widow Yulia Grebenshchikova
Baptista Artemy Belyakov
Housekeeper Yanina Parienko
Grumio Georgy Gusev
Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 pm
Katharina Kristina Kretova
Petruchio Denis Savin
Bianca Anastasia Stashkevich
Lucentio Artem Ovcharenko
Hortensio Alexander Smoliyaninov
Gremio Denis Medvedev
Widow Anna Balukova
Baptista Karim Abdullin
Housekeeper Victoria Litvinova
Grumio Evgeny Truposkiadi
Saturday, July 29 at 2:30 pm
Katharina Kristina Kretova
Petruchio Denis Savin
Bianca Anastasia Stashkevich
Lucentio Artem Ovcharenko
Hortensio Alexander Smoliyaninov
Gremio Denis Medvedev
Widow Anna Balukova
Baptista Karim Abdullin
Housekeeper Victoria Litvinova
Grumio Alexei Matrakhov

Made possible in part by The Harkness Foundation for Dance

 

The Bolshoi Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of its General Sponsor, Credit Suisse.

 

Endowment support for the Lincoln Center Festival 2017 presentation of The Taming of the Shrew is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

 

Running Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission

 

This production contains adult themes.

Venue and Accessibility

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
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