A gorgeous family opera by Xavier Montsalvatge directed by Moises Kaufman at The New Victory Theatre in New York.

We made 28 puppets including a Bunraku cat, rabbits, fish and a 10 foot high, five man operated Ogre which breaks apart and transforms into a lion, then a parrot, then a rat...

Blind Summit collaborate with Tectonic Theater Project and Gotham Chamber Opera to stage this charming chamber opera.

"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  |  Oct 03, 2010

"It's the puppetry, created by London's Blind Summit Theatre, which takes the breath away..."

Ron Cohen  |  Back Stage  |  Oct 03, 2010

"An exquisite production. * * * * "

John Simon  |  Bloomberg News  |  Oct 05, 2010

"My only disappointment

was that the show had to end"

Patrick Dillon  |  Scherzo

El Gato Con Botas

By Xavier Montsalvatge

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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)