Cendrillon Teaching Guide
Music Key Stage 3
Perceptions of reality
- Initiate class discussion on the relevance of fairy tales today – morals, wishes for magical solutions to everyday problems etc. What is the need for magic in fairy tales?
- Play extracts from the opera: ‘Ah! Douce enfant’ (fairy Godmother’s first aria) and ‘Ah! Fugities chimeres’ (magic forest music). Ask pupils to take notes, using appropriate musical terms, on how magic is represented in the opera (high/fast fairy Godmother; distant/textless fairies etc)
Image credits: Cinderella (Cendrillon), Tour 2018, photos by Richard Hubert Smith