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Cendrillon | Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Laurent Pelly's new production of Massenet'sCendrillon . Photographed here at the Santa Fe Opera.
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Metropolitan Opera
A scene from Laurent Pelly's new production of Massenet'sCendrillon . Photographed here at the Santa Fe Opera.

Sat., April 28 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Cendrillon is an opera described as a "fairy tale" in four acts by Jules Massenet.

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Thèatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels; and Opèra de Lille. Original production by The Santa Fe Opera.

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