The much-loved fairy tale, but not quite as you know it…
Cinderella spends her days scrubbing the floors, dreaming of a better life. The prince spends his looking out of the palace windows, dreaming of the perfect companion. Until fate intervenes, the two meet and the rest is history…
Join us this festive season for a magical whistle stop tour of Cinderella, as a fairy’s wand brings Leeds’ legendary City Varieties music hall back to life in all its glowing grandeur. This filmed version features a cast of three professional opera singers (and two puppets) accompanied by a pianist and a violinist, it’s the perfect chance to experience the charm of opera whatever your age!
Music includes extracts in English from several different takes on the fairy tale, including Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola, Massenet’s opera Cendrillon, Pauline Viardot’s operetta Cendrillon and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella.
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Cast & Creative
WRITER & DIRECTOR: John Savournin
DESIGNER: Rachel Szmukler
CINDERELLA: Marie Claire Breen
PRINCE & STEPMOTHER: Amy J Payne
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Julia Mariko Smith
PIANO: Philip Voldman
VIOLIN: Byron Parish