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Massenet's Cendrillon

Live from Covent Garden, Donald Macleod presents the first Royal Opera House production of Massenet's opera Cendrillon, based on the tale of Cinderella.

Live from Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House presents its first ever production of Massenet's Cendrillon in a staging by French director Laurent Pelly with an all-star cast including Joyce DiDonato and Alice Coote. Massenet's score stays true to Perrault's well-known Cinderella story, but adding a coloratura soprano fairy-godmother, and some ravishing duets for Cendrillon and her prince. Donald Macleod is joined by Sarah Lenton to discuss the background to Massenet's opera, and interviews the cast and conductor about their roles in it.

Presented by Donald Macleod

Cendrillon .....Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo-soprano)
La Fée ..... Eglise Gutiérrez (Soprano)
Le Prince Charmant ..... Alice Coote (Mezzo-soprano)
Madame de la Haltière ..... Ewa Podles (Mezzo-soprano)
Pandolfe ..... Jean-Philippe Lafont (Baritone)
Noémie ..... Madeleine Pierard (Soprano)
Dorothée ..... Kai Rüütel (Mezzo-soprano)
Roi ..... Jeremy White (Bass)
Doyen de la Faculté ..... Harry Nicoll (Tenor)
Surintendant des Plaisirs ..... Dawid Kimberg (Baritone)
Premier Ministre ..... John-Owen Miley-Read

Royal Opera House orchestra & chorus
Conductor ..... Bertrand de Billy.

3 hours, 15 minutes

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