Opera North's 'Kiss Me, Kate'
impresses MIKE WHEELER
Yes, opera singers can do Broadway without causing the rest of us acute embarrassment. The ghosts of some pretty dire past examples were thoroughly exorcised by Jo Davies' sparkling production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate for Opera North, bringing the two worlds together with a conviction that simply oozed style, wit and pizzazz (Theatre Royal, Nottingham, UK, 21 November 2015).
Part musical adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew, part the backstage story of the company putting it on, the show centres on actor-manager Fred Graham and leading lady (and ex-wife) Lilli Vanessi, the archetypal bickering-couple-made-for-each-other who play Petruchio and Katherine...
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