The Taming of the Shrew (Opera): Perth, Australia

Production photo from The Taming of the Shrew (Opera): Perth, Australia

Originally called Der Wilderspenstigen Zahmung

Based on The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Composer: Hermann Goetz

Text Adaptation: Chuck Hudson
Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

Conductor: Brett Weymark

Geoff Gibbs Theatre: Perth, Australia
Western Australia Acadamy of Performing Arts

Taming of the Shrew – 4 Stars out of 5: WAAPA’s presentation of The Taming of the Shrew brings several layers of highly-skilled entertainment to the Geoff Gibbs Theatre, in the Australian premiere of Herman Goetz’s opera…Chuck Hudson has worked with some fine young talent to bring out their best, presenting a version of The Taming of the Shrew that is pleasing to the ear and eye, tickles one’s sense of whimsy, and keeps the audience smiling and talking after the show is over. –Nerida Dickinson, ARTS HUB AUSTRALIA

WAAPA Tames Gutsy Shrew: It’s a beautifully mounted production…(with a) young cast who bring infectious enthusiasm to their roles. Chuck Hudson’s direction was spot on (and) presented with focused skill. –Neville Cohn, The West Australian

Taming of the Who? Shakespeare as you have never seen it! With multi-award winning New York director, Chuck Hudson in Perth fresh from the US specifically for the production, both the singers and audience were in good hands. Acclaimed Sydney Philharmonic Choirs conductor Brett Weymark joined Hudson on the highly entertaining and provocative show. –Inside WAAPA Newsletter, Nov 2012

* Chuck Hudson received a grant from the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund of the American-Australian Association to travel to Australia to direct this production, to present his Intensive Master Class Series, and to Coach Audition Arias from August to November 2012.

Watch Chuck’s Interview with The West Australian

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Read the Arts Hub Australia Interview about Chuck’s career and TAMING OF THE SHREW.