Paris Opera Ballet

Cinderella

In Cinemas 21, 22, 23 & 26 Jun 2019
Conductor
Vello Pähn
Orchestra
Orchestre Pasdeloup
Cast
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera
Music
Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev after Charles Perrault
Designs
Petrika Ionesco
Duration
Approx. 2h50 incl. 2 intervals
Captured live from the Opéra Bastille, Paris, Dec 2018
Official Event Listing

Charles Perrault’s celebrated tale, set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, is transposed to a 1930s Hollywood in this colourful production.

In a series of references to the heroes of the American cinema, Rudolf Nureyev propels his Cinderella under the spotlights of La La Land. With a producer for fairy godmother and a star actor as Prince Charming, she escapes her miserable destiny and sees her dreams come true in a story not without similarities with that of the choreographer, the young Tartar who became an international star.

With this “ballet-metaphor”, the Paris Opera Ballet pays tribute to Nureyev, its former director.

NB: Online sales for Balwyn (VIC), Barracks (QLD), Brighton Bay (VIC), Como (VIC), Electric (ACT), Norton Street (NSW) and Paradiso (WA) are not presently available for this production, however tickets to the sessions listed above for those locations are available now in person at the box offices.

Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet, rich in historical tradition, stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad. Over the years it has played host to many of the world’s greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch.

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