The Taming of the Shrew

Ballet by John Cranko after William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew

Ballet by John Cranko after William Shakespeare
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Taming of the Shrew
Sat 6. May
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Taming of the Shrew
Sun 7. May / aft
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Taming of the Shrew
Sun 7. May / eve
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Taming of the Shrew
Tue 9. May
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Taming of the Shrew
Wed 10. May
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Taming of the Shrew
Sat 15. Jul
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Taming of the Shrew
Sun 16. Jul
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Taming of the Shrew
Tue 18. Jul
Opernhaus
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The Taming of the Shrew
Choreography and Staging
John Cranko
Music
Kurt-Heinz Stolze nach Domenico Scarlatti
Stage and Costumes
Elisabeth Dalton
World Premiere
16. März 1969, Stuttgarter Ballett
Musical Direction
Wolfgang Heinz, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew is one of the great ballet comedies of the 20th century. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s world-famous play, Cranko brings to vivid life the story of the shrewish Katharina whom no one wants to marry and the dashing and clever Petrucchio who makes her his wife and “tames” her. Cranko, a master at creating characters whose inner motivations are believable and instantly understandable to the audience, has provided many subsequent generations of dancers with two spectacular roles in which both acting and dancing ability can be sublimely combined. Katharina’s character undergoes a profound change during the course of the ballet as she lets her defenses down and realizes that Petrucchio loves her for herself. The utterly lovable Petrucchio is given two bravura solos which leave the audience breathless and cheering. Using three ingenious pas de deux which are in turns hilarious, touching and utterly human, Cranko ensures that the audience has fallen in love with his two main characters by the time the final curtain falls. Set to cheerful and boisterous music by Domenico Scarlatti and with colourful costumes and a charming set by Elisabeth Dalton, The Taming of the Shrew evokes the sunlit streets and gardens of Italy and is a perfect ballet for the whole family.

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