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Podcast: Cendrillon

Katie Derham explores Massenet's lavish opera Cendrillon

A tale that has been told and retold for centuries, blending love and longing with magic.

Every child learns the story of Cinderella, but fairy tales can be far more than just a bedtime story. In this Glyndebourne podcast, we explore Massenet’s Cendrillon, a lavish opera that entertains even as it unsettles.

Contributions come from Fiona Shaw, who directed Glyndebourne’s first production of the opera, conductor Duncan Ward and cultural historian Christopher Cook.

Presenter: Katie Derham
Produced by Nathan Gower for Whistledown Productions for Glyndebourne Tour 2018

The music in this podcast comes from the Glyndebourne Tour 2018 production of Massenet’s Cendrillon in which Duncan Ward conducts the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra. The role of Cendrillon is performed by Alix Le Saux, with Eléonore Pancrazi as Prince Charming, Caroline Wettergreen as The Fairy and William Dazeley as Pandolfe. The music is the Edition Heugel & Cie by arrangement with Music Sales Ltd.

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