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Mégère Approvoisée, La

Alternative title
Taming of the Shrew, The
Synopsis
Ballet based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, choreographed and directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot to various pieces composed by Shostakovich. Directed for the screen by Louise Narboni. Before the curtain rises, the production is introduced by a provocative new character known as The Housekeeper - she struts on stage wearing high heels, which she then exchanges for pointe shoes while the orchestra tunes its instruments. Then the show proper begins. She later partners with Gremio.
Language
English
Country
France; Monaco
Medium
Video
Year of release
2021
Notes
First produced by the Bolshoi in July 2014.
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
ballet

Credits

Director
Jean-Christophe Maillot; Louise Narboni
Music
Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreographer
Jean-Christophe Maillot
Cast
Adam Reist 
Anna Blackwell 
April Ball 
Christian Tworzyanski 
Daniele Delvecchio 
Ekaterina Petina 
Jaeyong An 
Katrin Schrader 
Mate Urban 
Simone Tribuna 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC, Blu-Ray DVD
Price
£30 (Blu-ray), £25 (DVD)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
84 minutes
Year
2022

Production Company

Name

Telmondis

Email
telmondis@telmondis.fr
Web
https://www.telmondis.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 33 1 40 74 76 00
Address
7 rue du Dôme
Boulogne-Billancourt
F - 92100
France

Distributor

Name

Opus Arte

Email
Customer.services@opusarteshop.com
Web
http://www.opusarte.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 8560
Fax
020 7836 0506
Address
Customer Services
Simran Mediatech Ltd
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
Hammersmith
London
W6 7BA
Notes
Opus Arte is the Royal Opera House’s multi-platform arts production and distribution company. Established in 1999 the company grew rapidly to become one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality classical music content. As well as releasing around twenty titles on DVD, Blu-ray and CD per year, the company has produced and directed programmes that have been broadcast in over 60 countries and released in cinemas. The website allows lovers of opera, ballet, classical music and theatre to purchase traditional CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, and also to download digital music and video straight to a computer or portable device.
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