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El GATO CON BOTAS (Puss in Boots)

By Xavier Monstalvatge

Snip20150710_1Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project  joined forces in 2010 to present the United States premiere of Xavier Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas (Puss in Boots). In this joyful 70-minute opera, based on the beloved Perrault fable, a sage cat introduces a poor miller’s son to the limitless possibilities of the imagination — and changes his life forever. With its magical score, El Gato con Botas is sure to please children, sophisticated musicians, and everyone in between.

 

“[This] of Moisés Kaufmans’s dazzling production of “El Gato con Botas” a one-hour chamber opera by the Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvatge based on the fairy tale “Puss in Boots,” is a delightful example of the company’s efforts to match each location to the opera’s subject matter. ”

-The New York Times

“Search as you may, you’ll find nothing wrong with the piece.”

 -The Huffington Post

 

Cast

Cat

Ginger Costa-Jackson/Karin Mushegain

Princess

Andrea Carroll

Miller

Craig Verm

King

Stefanos Koroneos

Ogre

Kevin Burdette

Creative Team

PRODUCTION TEAM

XAVIER MONTSALVATGE (Composer)
NÉSTOR LUJÁN (Libretto)
NEAL GOREN (Conductor)
MOISÉS KAUFMAN (Director)
MARK DOWN (Puppet Director)
ANDROMACHE CHALFANT (Set Design)
NICK BARNES (Puppet Design)
CLINT RAMOS (Costume Design)
DAVID LANDER (Lighting Design)
SÉAN CURRAN (Choreographer)
GEOFF MCDONALD (Assistant Conductor)
TIMOTHY KOCH (Assistant Director)
MICHAEL GIVEY (Production Manager)
MELISSA FUTCH (Stage Manager)
CHRIS BERGEN (Title Design)
GUS PAUL CHRYSSON (Spanish Diction Coach)
LORETTA DI FRANCO PINTO (English Diction Coach)

PUPPETEERS

STEFANO BRANCATO (Puppet Captain, Cat Puppeteer)
JONOTHON LYONS (Cat Puppeteer)
AARON SCHROEDER (Cat Puppeteer)
JOSEPH GALLINA (Puppeteer Ensemble)
BEN LIEBERT (Puppeteer Ensemble)
MARTA MOZELLE MACROSTIE (Puppeteer Ensemble)
JESSICA SCOTT (Puppeteer Ensemble)
TEDDY YUDAIN (Puppeteer Ensemble)

ORCHESTRA

CHRISTOPHER LEE (Violin 1)
KEIR GOGWILT (Violin 2)
KATHRYN LOCKWOOD (Viola)
ROBERT BURKHART (Cello)
STEPHEN SAS (Bass)
SATO MOUGHALIAN (Flute)
GONZALO X. RUIZ (Oboe)
TODD PALMER (Clarinet)
MARK TIMMERMAN (Bassoon)
LAWRENCE DIBELLO (French Horn)
JEFFREY IRVING (Percussion)
JEROME TAN (Piano)