- Thursday November 4 7:30pm
- Friday November 5 8:00pm
- Saturday November 6 8:00pm
- Sunday November 7 2:00pm
The Department of Voice
University Symphony Orchestra
Music by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Henri Cain
After the fairy tale by Charles Perrault
Stage Direction by Abbigail Coté
Music Direction by Kirk Severtson
The King is throwing a ball in Prince Charming’s honor, and all will be in attendance—except for Lucette, known as “Cinderella” to her stepmother & stepsisters—until Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother steps in. The fairy’s spell lasts only until midnight. That’s long enough for Cinderella and Prince Charming to meet and fall in love.
This witty French opera premiered in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on May 24, 1899. It is based on the classic fairy tale as told by Charles Perrault. This operatic version is closer to Perrault’s story than the version used in Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Its music is full of melodic charm with recognizable arias.
This production will be sung in French with projected English translations.