Jules Massenet’s enchanting opera “Cendrillon” based on the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” premiered at the MET under the direction of Bertrand de Billy.
WHEN: 6th August 21.30
WHERE:Municipal Cinema Garden (premises of Municipal Park), Andrea Papandreou 63, Chania
Ticket: 10 €
Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes with a 30 minutes’ break
Joyce DiDonato (Cinderella), Alice Coote (Blue Prince), Stephanie Blythe (Madam de la Allier), Kathleen Kim (Fairy), Laurent Naouri (Pantol)
For almost two thousand years, versions of the Cinderella story have spread across the globe, inspiring interpretation by myriad authors, playwrights, musicians, and filmmakers. In the fin-de-siècle opera by Jules Massenet, the virtue of the title character is made more poignant by her sadness—occasionally, even her despair.
In addition to incorporating the iconic elements —the carriage formed from a pumpkin, the midnight curfew, and the singular glass slipper—Massenet infuses his opera with comedy, romance, and wistfulness.