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Music by Xavier Montsalvatge; Neal Goren, Conductor; Moisés Kaufmann, Stage Director; Andromache Chalfant, Set Designer; Clint Ramos, Costume Designer; David Lander, Lighting Designer; and Sean Curran, Choreographer.
A co-production with El Museo del Barrio and Works & Process at the Guggenheim and produced in co-operation with Tectonic Theater Project.
Gotham Chamber Opera will revive its 2010 production of Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) in December 2014. The opera tells the familiar children’s story of a miller who inherits from his father a mangy cat with magical talents. The cat woos a princess for the miller, and, defeating an evil ogre through trickery and obtaining his castle, the cat unties the miller and princess and they are married, providing a warm home for the cat as well. Gotham’s production will be directed by Moisés Kaufmann (The Laramie Project, 33 Variations) and features innovative Bunraku-style puppetry from London’s Blind Summit Theater. Featuring Kevin Burdette, Andrea Carroll, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Karin Mushegain, Kyle Pfortmiller, and Craig Verm.
ABOUT THE 2010 PRODUCTION OF EL GATO CON BOTAS:
“The puppets worked brilliantly. The cat strutted, slunk and cavorted, evolving from a mere house cat to a regal puss in boots.” – Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times
“It’s the puppetry, created by London’s Blind Summit Theatre, which takes the breath away…”
– Ron Cohen, Back Stage
“My only disappointment was that the show had to end.” – Patrick Dillon, Scherzo
“An exquisite production. * * * *” – John Simon, Bloomberg News
“An enthralling show for adults and kids of all ages.” – Bill Madison, The Flip Side
“A dazzling visual feast from start to finish.” – Andy Propst, TheaterMania