John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew


John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew is one of the greatest ballet comedies of the 20th century. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s world-famous play, Cranko brings to vivid life the story of the shrewish Katherina whom no one wants to marry and the dashing and clever Petruchio who makes her his wife and “tames” her. Set to cheerful and boisterous music by Kurt-Heinz Stolze after Domenico Scarlatti, and with colourful costumes and a charming set by Elisabeth Dalton, The Taming of the Shrew evokes the sunlit streets and gardens of Italy. The perfect ballet for the whole family, danced by the Stuttgart Ballet – “this company is world class ” (Tanznetz).

Additional Info

  • No: 808204
  • Composer: Domenico Scarlatti, Kurt-Heinz Stolze
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Heinz
  • Artists: Elisa Badenes, Jason Reilly, Veronika Verterich, Martin Fernández Paixà, Alessandro Giaquinto, Fabio Adorisio, The Stuttgart Ballet
  • Production year: 2022-12
  • Run time: 03:42:00
  • Director: Choreography by John Cranko

Disc Infos

  • Booklet: E, G
  • No. of Discs: 1
  • Run time: 222 mins
  • Picture: NTSC HD
  • Audio: PCM Stereo
  • Bonus Material: A conversation about the origins and history of the ballet with Artistic Director Tamas Detrich, former Artistic Director Reid Anderson and conductor Wolfgang Heinz, moderated by Vivien Arnold
  • Subtitles Bonus: E
  • Price Code: CME 35
  • Item No.: 808204
  • UPC No.: 814337017026
  • Release Date: 2022-12
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