LYRIC PREMIERE & NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

CENDRILLON (CINDERELLA)

by Jules Massenet
Sung in French with projected English translations


“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!


 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

NIB Foundation
Invesco QQQ



 


Produced in association with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera.
 




Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes with 1 intermission

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Photo: Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House

Cendrillon (Cinderella) Opera Resources


Join us in the theater one hour before the curtain rises for a free, 30-minute preview talk about the opera. Learn more about pre-opera talks.


 
Cendrillon at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Opera Commentary


commentary by Roger Pines, Dramaturg



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Audio Highlights


"Menuet de Cendrillon"


"Marche des princesses"

Cendrillon at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Music for Cendrillon is generously furnished by Naxos Records.
© 2018/19 Lyric Opera Commentaries. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

Photos: Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House
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