The Taming of the Shrew

Ph. Fetisova Elena
From 11 to 13 September 2018
Dmitrij Šostakovič

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes intermission included

Taken from The Taming of the Shrew by W. Shakespeare


Bol'šoj Theatre of Moscow Ballet Company
Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi” of Milan.


Bol'šoj Theatre of Moscow Production


Music Dmitrij Šostakovič
Conductor Igor Dronov
Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot
Sets Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Costumes Augustin Maillot
Lights and videos Dominique Drillot



Commissioned by the Bolshoi Theatre in 2014, The Taming of the Shrew was the first ballet created by Jean-Christophe Maillot for a company that was not his own. Inspired by  Shakespeare’s comedy, it was awarded three Golden Masks. Maillot created a great narrative work for the Bolshoi dancers, to let them show not only their ability but also their acting skills, while the music has been chosen among Šostakovič’s compositions for the cinema. For the choreographer, this comedy is a wonderful story of human relationships, and just needs to be translated into body language. 


For the performamce on 12 September 2018 with the support of