Royal Ballet


In Cinemas 13, 14 & 17 May 2023
Koen Kessels
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Marianela Nuñez (Cinderella), Vadim Muntagirov (The Prince), Gary Avis & Luca Acri (Step Sisters), Fumi Kaneko (The Fairy Godmother), Bennet Gartside (Cinderella's Father), Anna Rose O'Sullivan (The Fairy Spring), Melissa Hamilton (The Fairy Summer), Yuhui Shoe (The Fairy Autumn), Mayara Magri (The Fairy Winter), Taisuke Nakao (The Jester)
Sergey Prokofiev
Frederick Ashton
Tom Pye
3h14 incl. 2 intervals
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 12 Apr 2023
Official Event Listing
  • A real beauty. Design magic has transformed Ashton’s classic.
    Debra Craine, THE TIMES
    Magical. Marianela Nuñez makes Cinders warm as sunshine... the most arduous spins look like pure pleasure, and in a heartstoppingly lovely duet, she and Vadim Muntagirov’s immaculate prince swoop through each other’s arms as though time didn’t exist.
    Has the wow factor you hope for. This whizz-bang revamp of Ashton's classic ballet for its 75th anniversary looks luxurious, and brings out its magic. The luxury cast shimmers.
    Siobhan Murphy, THE STAGE
    A triumph. A handsome new production cast to the hilt and led with smiling grace by the dream casting of Marianela Nuñez and a show-stopping Vadim Muntagirov.
    Louise Levene, FINANCIAL TIMES
    Unmissable. Marianela Nuñez is a Cinderella for the ages. It truly is a megawatt production, which dazzles on every front.
    Annabel Sampson, TATLER

Ballet in three acts (1948)

New Production! A perfect Mothers Day treat for Australian audiences... will we see you at the ball?

Experience a new production of Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s classic ballet and be transported to an ethereal world where dreams blossom. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this Season, Cinderella makes a welcome return to the Royal Opera House stage with new set and costume designs.

Ashton's adaptation of Charles Perrault’s famous rags-to-riches fairytale received its premiere in 1948 - with Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles - and was received rapturously. It has gone on to become a Royal Ballet classic, with the choreographer’s deft musicality and the beauty of Prokofiev’s transcendent score enduring.

After a decade away from Covent Garden, a creative team steeped in the magic of theatre, film, dance and opera (including Oscar & BAFTA-winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne, Tony & Olivier Award-winning video designer Finn Ross, and illusionist Chris Fisher) brings new atmosphere to Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, handsome princes and finding true love.

Royal Ballet Principal dancers Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov perform the lead roles of Cinderella and the Prince.

ROH Guidance: Suitable for all ages.