The Taming of the Shrew
Bolshoi, Encore Showing
Another chance to see this wonderfully entertaining ballet based on Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
STARRING: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov, Olga Smirnova
Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.
Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!
This ballet was first broadcast live on 24th January 2016