Sweet-natured Cendrillon lives the life of a servant at the home of her downtrodden father and cruel stepmother, teased and tormented by her two foolish stepsisters.
Will she make it to the ball to meet the handsome Prince? With a little help from her fairy-godmother, she just might.
A glittering comic opera celebrating the power of fantasy, Cendrillon is Jules Massenet’s musical fairytale. An enchanting retelling of the familiar Cinderella story, it balances the exquisite beauty of its romantic and fantasy scenes with deft, witty portraits of Cinderella’s stepmother and stepsisters. The most successful French opera composer of the turn of the century, Massenet’s blend of colourful characters, generous melodies and sumptuous orchestral textures is both heady and bewitching.
Fiona Shaw, whose Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne (2013) was a hit, praised by both critics and audiences, directs a new production created especially for the Glyndebourne Tour.
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Glyndebourne 13 October 2018 Glyndebourne 20 October 2018 Glyndebourne 22 October 2018 Glyndebourne 25 October 2018 Glyndebourne 28 October 2018 Glyndebourne 31 October 2018 Glyndebourne 03 November 2018
Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 7 November 2018 7.15pm Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 10 November 2018 7.15pm
Norwich, Theatre Royal 14 November 2018 7.15pm Norwich, Theatre Royal 17 November 2018 7.15pm
Woking, New Victoria Theatre 23 November 2018 7.15pm
Milton Keynes Theatre 28 November 2018 7.15pm Milton Keynes Theatre 1 December 2018 7.15pm
Cast and creative team
Conductor Duncan Ward
Director Fiona Shaw
Set Designer Jon Bausor
Costume Designer Nicky Gillibrand
Choreographer Sarah Fahie
Lighting Designer Anna Watson
Cendrillon Alix Le Saux
Madame de la Haltière Agnes Zwierko
Le Prince Charmant Eléonore Pancrazi
Le Fée Caroline Wettergreen
Noémie Eduarda Melo
Dorothée Kezia Bienek
Pandolfe William Dazeley / Lionel Lhote (25, 28 October)
The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus