Bolshoi, Recorded Live
A ballet in two acts based on the play by William Shakespeare to music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Igor Dronov
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Starring: The Bolshoi Corps de Ballet
The Bolshoi Ballet brings Shakespeare’s eternally popular comedy to life in this new production from choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot. Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, tells his daughter, Bianca, that she cannot wed until her older sister, Katharina, has found a husband. But Lucentio, a son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has met and fallen in love with Bianca, and so poses as a teacher to gain entry to the Baptista household and to be near her.
Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot reinvents Shakespeare’s popular comedy as a breathtaking ballet, revealing the Bolshoi’s audacity and energy in a way never seen before. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else.