Opéra de Paris


In Cinemas 28 & 29 May, 1 Jun 2022
Carlo RIzzi
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Tara Erraught (Cendrillon), Daniela Barcellona (Madame de La Haltière), Anna Stéphany (Le Prince charmant), Kathleen Kim (La Fée), Charlotte Bonnet (Noémie), Marion Lebègue (Dorothée)
Jules Massenet
Mariame Clément
Set Design
Julia Hansen
3h03 incl. interval
Sung in French, with English subtitles.
Captured live from Opéra Bastille, Paris, 7 Apr 2022
Official Event Listing

Opera in four acts (1899)

Jules Massenet no doubt sought to enchant his era when he set Perrault’s beloved fairy tale to music, offering one of his most attractive works, quite unlike other operatic adaptations of the tale. By gracing the fairy with an unreal coloratura timbre and having the role of the prince sung by a soprano, the composer offers a vocal feast that's carried along by a richly varied orchestration, altering between Mozartian finesse, baroque-style citations and grand romantic overtones.

In this new production, set in industrial France at the time of Massenet, acclaimed stage director Mariame Clément plays on the myth’s fantasy side, reflecting on the characters’ inner selves whilst setting them free from their tight suits and court shoes.

For this performance, the mythical couple of Cinderella and Prince Charming are sung by mezzo-sopranos Tara Erraught and Anna Stéphany in their Paris Opera debuts, coloratura soprano Kathleen Kim is The Fairy Godmother, Daniela Barcellona is Madame de La Haltière and Lionel Lhote is her submissive husband, Pandolfe.

Maestro Carlo Rizzi conducts, bringing this timeless and poetic score to life.

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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