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Kiss Me, Kate

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Leeds Grand TheatreLeeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, LS1 6NZ, United Kingdom
2015 September 24, 25, October 03, 21, 30, 31 at 19:15
Opera North
David Charles AbellConductor
Jo DaviesDirector
Colin RichmondSet Designer, Costume Designer
Jeni BernSopranoLilli Vanessi / Katharine
Quirijn de LangBass-baritoneFred Graham / Petruchio
Tiffany GravesSopranoLois Lane / Bianca
Ashley DayTenorBill Calhoun / Lucentio
Joseph ShoveltonTenorGunman 1
John SavourninBaritoneGunman 2
Katie KerrVocalsHattie
Will TuckettChoreography
Ben CracknellLighting Designer

Cole Porter (1948)

New production

'Another Op'nin, Another Show' . Opera North's momentous 2015/16 kicks off to a dazzling start with a classic American musical comedy.

Set both on and off-stage during the production of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, the plot revolves around the tangled love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham, his leading lady (but ex-wife) Lilli Vanessi, ingénue Lois Lane and her boyfriend Bill - not to mention a couple of gangsters who somehow get caught up in the show.  Studded with gems as various as 'So in Love', 'Wunderbar', 'Always True to You in My Fashion' and 'Too Darn Hot', Kiss Me, Kate is a deliciously witty confection graced by what is probably Cole Porter's richest, most accomplished theatrical score.

Opera North's new production is conducted by David Charles Abell, who has prepared a new critical edition of the score, and directed by Jo Davies, who is responsible for a string a recent Opera North successes, including RuddigoreCarousel and The Marriage of Figaro.  

There is surely no more enjoyable way to brush up your Shakespeare than with this show.     

Sung in English

Kiss Me, Kate is a co-production with Welsh National Opera

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