• Details

    Sweet-natured Cinderella 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, Cinderella 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.


    Pre-performance talk

    There will be a pre-performance talk for Cinderella that is free to attend and will last 45 minutes. The talk will end 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

    Dates and times

    Wednesday 31 October, 6.00pm

    Speaker: Assistant Director, Fiona Dunn in conversation with Glyndebourne Opera Content Consultant, Alexandra Coghlan

    How to book

    Places for our pre-performance talks are limited. Bookings can be made online when booking the related performance or by telephone +44 (0)1273 815 000.


    Join our Glass Slipper Circle and be part of a dedicated group of supporters bringing Massenet’s Cinderella to Glyndebourne for the first time ever. Find out more about supporting the production as part of the circle.


  • Dates

    Glyndebourne

    Glyndebourne13 October 2018
    Glyndebourne20 October 2018
    Glyndebourne22 October 2018
    Glyndebourne25 October 2018
    Glyndebourne28 October 2018
    Glyndebourne31 October 2018
    Glyndebourne03 November 2018

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  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team


    Conductor Duncan Ward / Jack Ridley (7 Nov)

    Director Fiona Shaw

    Set Designer Jon Bausor

    Costume Designer Nicky Gillibrand

    Choreographer Sarah Fahie

    Lighting Designer Anna Watson

    Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra Leader Richard Milone

    The Glyndebourne Chorus Chorus Master Nicholas Jenkins

    Assistant Conductor Jack Ridley

    Music Preparation
    Matthew Fletcher
    Kate Golla
    Ben-San Lau
    Steven Maughan

    Language Coach Florence Daguerre de Hureaux

    Supertitles Cori Ellison

    Assistant Director Fiona Dunn

    Staff Director Rachael Hewer

    Assistant to the Choreographer Caitlin Fretwell Walsh


    Cast in order of appearance


    Pandolfe William Dazeley / Lionel Lhote (25, 28 October)

    Madame de la Haltière Agnes Zwierko

    Noémie Eduarda Melo

    Dorothée Kezia Bienek

    Cinderella (Cendrillon) Alix Le Saux

    The Fairy Caroline Wettergreen

    First Spirit Suzanne Fischer*

    Second Spirit Jacquelyn Parker*

    Third Spirit Jennifer Witton*

    Fourth Spirit Leslie Davis*

    Fifth Spirit Rhiain Taylor*

    Sixth Spirit Eirlys Myfanwy Davies*

    Prince Charming Eléonore Pancrazi

    The Master of Ceremonies Romanas Kudriašovas*

    The Dean Anthony Osborne*

    The Prime Minister Michael Wallace*

    The King Adam Marsden

    Servants
    Sofia Larsson**
    Rachel Taylor**
    Natalia Brzezińska**
    Michaela Parry**
    William Blake**
    David Shaw**
    Andrew Davies**
    Edward Hawkins**

    Dancers
    Robin Gladwin
    Ryan Munroe
    Emily Thompson-Smith
    Sophie Thorpe
    Connor Williams

    Children
    Olive Dale
    Megan Silburn

    * Soloist from the Glyndebourne Chorus
    ** Member of the Glyndebourne Chorus