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The Met Live in HD: Massenet's Cendrillon

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

The cast also stars Alice Coote as Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille.

This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera.

Running time: 2 hours, 47 minutes (includes one 30 minute intermission)

Tickets: $ 25 Adult / $23 LT member / $5 Youth 18 and under

Pre-Opera Talk with Dr. Morton Achter
"Why Cinderella?"
11:45 AM

The Cinderella story is ancient, universal, and the inspiration for many operas and other musical settings. We will list the reasons for the tale’s popularity, explore Massenet’s imaginative adaptation for Cendrillon, and also make some comparisons to Rossini’s La Cenerentola.

Show Dates + Times
Sat, Apr 28 @ 1 pm

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