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The Taming of the Shrew

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The Taming of the Shrew

Ballet in Two Acts after William Shakespeare


Choreography by John Cranko
Music by Kurt-Heinz Stolze after and Domenico Scarlatti
Produced and Staged by Reid Anderson and Jane Bourne
Scenery and Costumes by Susan Benson
Lighting by Robert Thomson

World Premiere

(Scenery and Costumes by Elizabeth Dalton)
Stuttgart Ballet
March 16, 1969
Wuerttemburg Opera House
Stuttgart, Germany

Cast:
Marcia Haydée (Katherina)
Richard Cragun (Petruchio)
Suzanne Hanke (Bianca)
Heinz Clauss (Lucentio)
John Neumeier (Hortensio)
Egon Madsen (Gremio)

United States Premiere

Stuttgart Ballet
June 12, 1969
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Marcia Haydée (Katherina)
Richard Cragun (Petruchio)
Suzanne Hanke (Bianca)
Heinz Clauss (Lucentio)
John Neumeier (Hortensio)
Egon Madsen (Gremio)

World Premiere

(This Production)
National Ballet of Canada
February 13, 1992
O’Keefe Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cast:
Karen Kain (Katherina)
Serge Lavoie (Petruchio)
Margaret Illmann (Bianca)
Raymond Smith (Lucentio)
Jeremy Ransom (Hortensio)
Tomas Schramek (Gremio)

ABT Premiere

June 9, 2000
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Alessandra Ferri (Katherina)
Julio Bocca (Petruchio)