Royal Opera House presents online premiere of Cendrillon

Joyce DiDonato plays the title roll in The Royal Opera production of Cendrillon (2011) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Credit: Bill Cooper / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

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The Royal Opera House is delighted to announce the next in their series of free weekly production broadcasts with a Facebook and YouTube premiere of The Royal Opera’s Cendrillon on Friday 22 May at 7pm.

Based on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, Laurent Pelly’s production of Massenet’s opera stars Joyce DiDonato in the title role, with Alice Coote as Prince Charming, Eglise Guttiérez as Fairy Godmother, Ewa Podleś as Madam de la Haltière, Jean-Philippe Lafont as Pandolfe and Madeleine Pierard as Noémie.

The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Bertrand de Billy.

In addition the virtual classroom for families across the globe this week presents Fabulous Creatures and invites children and young people to create their own creepy crawly caterpillar puppet like the one Alice encounters on her Adventures in Wonderland. Take a look at how to create your own caterpillar here.

Royal Opera House content continues to be available through our ongoing partnership with the BBC. The Royal Opera’s performances of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra (2018) and Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (2014) are currently available on BBC Sounds. Also available on BBC iPlayer is the film Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words, a creative reimagining of Kenneth MacMillan’s seminal ballet, produced and directed by multiple award-winning Michael Nunn and William Trevitt of BalletBoyz and featuring dancers of The Royal Ballet.

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