Opéra National de Paris
SUNG IN: FRENCH
MET TITLES IN: ENGLISH GERMAN SPANISH
ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HRS 47 MINS
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund
Additional funding from Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard