Lyric Premiere & New-to-Chicago Production Cendrillon (Cinderella)
By Jules Massenet
- Language - Sung in French with projected English translations
- Running Time - 2 hours, 45 minutes with 1 intermission
“Blissful” and “enchanting” aptly describe this version of everyone’s favorite fairytale.
Massenet adapted Cinderella with an irresistible blend of wit, sensitivity, and elegance. The love duets are the very essence of romance, but there’s hilarity, too, thanks to the most outrageous of all stepmothers. And if you want to hear glittering top notes sail into the stratosphere, there’s the vocally high-flying fairy godmother. At the heart of Cendrillon is the delectable heroine—and when she sings to her beloved, “You are my Prince Charming,” it’s truly magical!
by Jules Massenet
"Marche des princesses"
Cendrillon (Cinderella) Articles
Cendrillon (Cinderella) Synopsis
Pandolfe, a country gentleman, has married Mme. de la Haltière, an imperious countess. She and her daughters, Noémie and Dorothée, bully Pandolfe’s daughter from his first marriage, Lucette (known as Cendrillon). Pandolfe loves Cendrillon but is too frightened of his wife to help her.
Go inside this production of Cendrillon with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.
Meet The Artists
Madame de la Haltière
Emily Pogorelc ‡
Kayleigh Decker ‡
Josh Lovell ‡
Dean of the Faculty
Alan Higgs ‡
Master of Ceremonies
David Weigel ‡
Sir Andrew Davis
Conductor (Dec. 1-8, Jan. 17-20)
Conductor (Jan. 11)
Director & Costume Designer
Barbara de Limburg*
Wig & Makeup Designer
* Lyric Opera debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumni
‡ Current Member, Ryan Opera Center