The Taming of the Shrew

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2018.04.19 - 04.22 Weekdays 19:30 | Sat 14:00, 19:00 | Sun 14:00 Opera Theater, Seoul Arts Center(SAC) 125min. (1Act 55min. | Intermission 20min. | 2Act 50min.) R 80,000KRW / S 60,000KRW / A 30,000KRW / B 20,000KRW / C 5,000KRW

 Original

William Shakespeare  

 Music

Domenico Scarlatti  

 Arrangement

Kurt Heinz Stolze  

 Choreography

John Cranko 

 Staging

Filip Barankiewicz  

 Set&Costume Deisgn

Elisabeth Dalton  

 Lighting

Steen Bjarke  

 Conduct

James Tuggle 

 Orchestra

Korean Symphony Orchestra 

 Artistic Director

Kang SueJin

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The Taming of the Shrew
2018.04.19 - 04.22 예술의전당 오페라극장 125min. (1Act 55min. | Intermission 20min. | 2Act 50min.) R 80,000KRW / S 60,000KRW / A 30,000KRW / B 20,000KRW / C 5,000KRW

 Original

William Shakespeare  

 Music

Domenico Scarlatti  

 Arrangement

Kurt Heinz Stolze  

 Choreography

John Cranko 

 Staging

Filip Barankiewicz  

 Set&Costume Deisgn

Elisabeth Dalton  

 Lighting

Steen Bjarke  

 Conduct

James Tuggle 

 Orchestra

Korean Symphony Orchestra 

 Artistic Director

Kang SueJin

Act 1

Scene 1. Outside Baptista’s House

Hortensio, a fop, Lucentio a student, and Gremio, an elderly roué, serenade the beautiful Bianca. Their love songs are brusquely interrupted by Katherina, Bianca’s older sister. Their father Baptista explains to the suitors that Kate, as the elder of his two daughters, must marry first. Neighbours, awakened by the noise, chase the thwarted lovers away.

 

 

Scene 2. A Tavern

Petrucchio, a gentleman of more generosity than means is stripped of his last penny by two ladies of the streets. Bianca’s three suitors suggest that he might be interested in the charms and the fortune of Katherina. He agrees.

 

 

Scene 3. Inside Baptista’s House

Bianca muses about her preferences among her three suitors; she is interrupted by a jealous outburst from Katherina who calls her a scheming flirt. This dispute is interrupted by the arrival of Petrucchio accompanied by Gremio, Lucentio and Hortensio, disguised as teachers of singing, dancing and music. Petrucchio is none too favourably received by Katherina.

Alone with Bianca the suitors doff their disguises and continue their wooing in the form of lessons. Bianca soon recognizes Lucentio as the most desirable.

Katherina reacts violently against Petrucchio’s protestations of passion, thinking that they are a false mockery, but something in his manner convinces her enough to agree to the marriage.

 

 

Scene 4. A Street

The neighbours, on their way to Katherina’s nuptials, treat the matter as a huge joke. The three suitors join them, now in high hopes that Bianca will soon be won.

 

 

Scene 5. Baptista’s House

The guests have arrived. Katherina is in her bridal array, but the bridegroom appears to have forgotten the day. When he does appear, in fantastic garb, Petrucchio misbehaves, ill-treats the priest, and carries-off the bride before the wedding festivities have begun.



Act 2

Scene 1. The journey to Petrucchio’s house

Petrucchio proceeds with his taming of Katherina by extinguishing the fire and finding fault with the food. Katherina spends a hard, cold, hungry night.

 

 

Scene 2. The Carnival

A masked and cloaked stranger appears to Hortensio and Gremio during the carnival. Both of them, believing her to be Bianca, are only too eager to take their marriage vows. Too late they discover that they have been duped and married the two ladies of the streets, suitably briefed, bribed, and disguised by Lucentio.

 

 

Scene 3. Petrucchio’s house

Katherina is still hungry and freezing. Although Petrucchio continues to tease Katherina, her weary resistance finally crumbles and she capitulates to her master; only to find that Petrucchio is a kinder, wittier husband than she has imagined.

 

 

Scene 4. The journey to Bianca’s wedding

Petrucchio indulges in a few more whims and fancies, but Katherina has learned her lesson, and joins in the fun.

 

 

Scene 5. Bianca’s wedding

Gremio and Hortensio have found out that the joys of marriage are a mixed blessing, and even Lucentio has reason to fear that Bianca is not the angel that she appeared to be. Katherina, on the other hand, and to everybody’s astonishment, turns out to be the truest, most obedient, most loving of wives. Which only goes to show that women are not always what they appear to be, or never judge a book by its cover.

 



< The Taming of the Shrew > Cast


 

Apr 19 (Thu)

 Apr 20 (Fri)

Apr 21 (Sat)

 Apr 22 (Sun)

 19:30

 19:30

 14:00 

 19:00

 14:00

 Katherina

Kim Jiyoung

Shin Seungwon

Park Seulki

Kim Jiyoung

Park Seulki

 Petrucchio

Lee Jaewoo

Lee Donghoon

Kim Kiwan

Lee Jaewoo 

Kim Kiwan 

 Bianca

Kim Lihoe

 Sim Hyunhee

Park Yeeun(B)

Kim Lihoe 

 Park Yeeun(B)

 Lucentio

 Heo Seomyeong

 Park Jongseok

Ha Jiseok 

Heo Seomyeong 

Ha Jiseok 

 Hortensio

 Byun Seongwan

Kim Myungkyu(A)

 Lee Youngdo

Byun Seongwan 

Lee Youngdo 

 Gremio

 Kim Myungkyu(B)

 Bae Minsoon

Jeon Hojin 

Kim Myungkyu(B) 

 Jeon Hojin

two ladies 

of streets

Park Nari

Kim Seongeu

Park Nari

Kim Seongeu

Kang Hyohyung

Park Hyosun

Park Nari

Kim Seongeu

Kang Hyohyung

Park Hyosun





< The Taming of the Shrew > Cast


 

Apr 19 (Thu)

 Apr 20 (Fri)

Apr 21 (Sat)

 Apr 22 (Sun)

 19:30

 19:30

 14:00 

 19:00

 14:00

 Katherina

Kim Jiyoung

Shin Seungwon

Park Seulki

Kim Jiyoung

Park Seulki

 Petrucchio

Lee Jaewoo

Lee Donghoon

Kim Kiwan

Lee Jaewoo 

Kim Kiwan 

 Bianca

Kim Lihoe

 Sim Hyunhee

Park Yeeun(B)

Kim Lihoe 

 Park Yeeun(B)

 Lucentio

 Heo Seomyeong

 Park Jongseok

Ha Jiseok 

Heo Seomyeong 

Ha Jiseok 

 Hortensio

 Byun Seongwan

Kim Myungkyu(A)

 Lee Youngdo

Byun Seongwan 

Lee Youngdo 

 Gremio

 Kim Myungkyu(B)

 Bae Minsoon

Jeon Hojin 

Kim Myungkyu(B) 

 Jeon Hojin

two ladies 

of streets

Park Nari

Kim Seongeu

Park Nari

Kim Seongeu

Kang Hyohyung

Park Hyosun

Park Nari

Kim Seongeu

Kang Hyohyung

Park Hyosun