The Taming of the Shrew

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From 11 to 13 September 2018
Dmitrij Šostakovič

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes intermission included

Ballet in two acts

based on the play by William Shakespeare


Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow Ballet Company
Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi” of Milan


Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow Production

Music Dmitrij Shostakovich
Conductor Igor Dronov
Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot
Assistant to Choreographer Bernice Coppieters
Sets Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Costume Designer Augustin Maillot
Assistant to Costume Designer Jean-Michel Laîné
Lighting and Video Designer Dominique Drillot
Dramatist Jean Rouaud



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. 


Main Partner

For the performamce on 12 September 2018 with the support of