The Taming of the Shrew in Monaco


“The legendary Ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre interprets in December ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot.Applauded since its première in July 2014 in Moscow, this creation represents an unprecedented event: it’s the first time that the Bolshoi has invited a foreign choreographer to create a full-night’s narrative ballet for its dancers. Over four months, Jean-Christophe Maillot has passed on his sense of narration and style to these great Russian artists, as famous for their acting as their dancing. For this large-scale narrative experience, a powerful work was required. Jean-Christophe Maillot therefore chose The Taming of the Shrew, the famous verbal sparring by William Shakespeare, which sets the flamboyant Petruchio against the cantankerous Katharina”, — we cite the site of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

Ekaterina Krysanova as Katharina.
Photo by Elena Fetisova.
Katharina — Ekaterina Krysanova (December 19 and 20), Kristina Kretova (December 21)
Petruchio — Vladislav Lantratov (December 19 and 20), Denis Savin (December 21)
Bianca — Olga Smirnova (December 19 and 20), Anastasia Stashkevich (December 21)
Lucentio — Semyon Chudin (December 19 and 20), Artem Ovcharenko (December 21)
Hortensio — Igir Tsvirko
Gremio — Vyacheslav Lopatin
The Widow — Anna Balukova
Baptista — Artemy Belyakov
The Housekeeper — Anna Tikhomirova (December 19 and 20), Yanina Parienko (December 21)
Grumio — Georgy Gusev
Maidservants — Daria Bochkova, Anastasia Gubanova, Daria Khokhlova,
Diana Kosyreva, Ana Turazashvili, Yanina Parienko (December 19 and 20), Elvina Ibraimova (December 21)
Servants — Batyr Annadurdyev, Dmitry Dorokhov, Sergei Kuzmin, Alexei Matrakhov, Maxim Surov, Dmitri Zhuk


General sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Credit Suisse bank
General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM