Cendrillon

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May 31, 2019

Massenet’s
Cendrillon
(Cinderella)

Tickets available:
Members : March 18
General Public: March 25

PERFORMANCES:
May 31 @ 7:30pm
June 2 @ 2:00pm
June 6 @ 7:30pm
June 8 @ 7:30pm

Events

Jules Massenet
Cendrillon
(Cinderella)

An Opera in Four Acts

Libretto by
Henri Cain

Based on‎ ‎Perrault’s 1698 version of the ‎Cinderella fairy tale

 Cendrillon is fully staged with orchestra conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Michael Sakir.

 Length: approx. 3 hours

Tickets will go on sale on March 18 for OCM members.

Tickets on sale on March 25 for the general public.

 

MAY 19 – SUNDAY

5 pm – Meet the Singers
Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society

May 29 – WEDNESDAY

7 pm – Special performance for local high school students
Town Hall Theater

May 31 – FRIDAY

6:30 pm – Pre-performance talk
Memorial Baptist Church

7:30 pm – Cendrillon Opening Night and Post-Performance Reception
Town Hall Theater

JUNE 2 – SUNDAY

1 pm – Pre-performance talk
Memorial Baptist Church

2 pm – Cendrillon
Town Hall Theater

 JUNE 4 – TUESDAY

7:30 pm – Young Artists Recital
Location to be determined

JUNE 6 – THURSDAY

6:30 pm – Pre-performance talk
Memorial Baptist Church

7:30 pm – Cendrillon
Town Hall Theater

JUNE 8 – SATURDAY

6:30 pm – Pre-performance talk
Memorial Baptist Church

7:30 pm – Cendrillon
Town Hall Theater

The Cast

Jules Massenet
Cendrillon
(Cinderella)

An Opera in Four Acts

Please visit the STAFF page to see bios for the creative and production staff.

Cendrillon Lindsay Ohse
Prince Charmant John Riesen
La Fée Cree Carrico
Pandolfe Andy Papas
Madame de la Haltière Melissa Parks
Noémie Abigail Paschke
Dorothée Heather Jones
Le Roi Erik Kroncke

The Story

Jules Massenet
Cendrillon
(Cinderella)

An Opera in Four Acts

Roles:

Cendrillon (Cinderella) soprano
Madame de la Haltière, stepmother of Cendrillon contralto
Le Prince Charmant (Prince Charming)  tenor
La Fée (the Fairy Godmother)  soprano
Noémie, stepsister of Cendrillon   soprano
Dorothée, stepsister of Cendrillon  mezzo-soprano
Pandolfe, Cendrillon’s father  bass/baritone
Le Roi (the King) baritone
Le Doyen de la Faculté tenor
Le Surintendant des plaisirs baritone
Le Premier Ministre baritone
Spirits sopranos & mezzo-sopranos

 

Act I: Scene I. Mme. de la Haltière and her two daughters are getting ready for the royal ball. Her husband, Pandolfe, groaning at his unhappy lot, is sorry to be leaving his daughter, Cendrillon (Cinderella), behind. Cendrillon falls asleep. A fairy appears, provides her with a magnificent dress and gives her a glass slipper to make her unrecognizable. She must promise to leave the ball at midnight.

Scene II: Prince Charming is unhappy, not even livened up by the ball’s festivities. When Cendrillon arrives, everyone is captivated by her. She and Prince Charming fall in love. Then midnight strikes.

Act II: Scene I: In her flight Cendrillon has lost her slipper. Madame de la Haltière and her two daughters upbraid Pandolfe for his bad behavior at the ball and they tell Cendrillon that the Prince took only passing interest in the unknown stranger.

Scene II: Cendrillon takes refuge in the domain of the fairies where the spirits conjure up a meeting with Prince Charming. They embrace.

Scene III: The Prince is said to be searching for the owner of the mysterious slipper. Before the whole court Cendrillon claims it as hers and (in Pandolfe’s words) ‘all ends happily’.

The Music

Jules Massenet
Cendrillon
(Cinderella)

An Opera in Four Acts

Recommended CD:

With Frederica von Stade and Nicolai Gedda

Recommended DVD:

With Joyce diDonato (and much lower price than at Amazon.com)

YouTube clips:

Frederica von Stade; “Que mes soeurs sont heureuses”

The Fairy Godmother (Kathleen Kim), as she is ready to transform Lucette (Joyce DiDonato) into Cinderella