“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.
Approximate run time: 2 hours, 47 minutes
Cast & creators
Jules Massenet Composer • Bertrand de Billy Conductor
Kathleen Kim La Fee • Joyce DiDonato Cendrillon
Alice Coote Le Prince Charmant • Stephanie Blythe Madame de la Haltiere
Laurent Naouri Pandolfe
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