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Metropolitan Opera: Cinderella

Marty Sohl
Metropolitan Opera
A scene from Massenet's Cinderella.

The Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts ring in the New Year on January 1st with a new production of a timeless fairy-tale: Cinderella.

This adaptation of Jules Massenet’s delightful Cendrillon, sung in English and in 90-minutes for family audiences, brims with the wit, charm, and magic of Charles Perrault’s beloved story.

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars as the rags-to-riches title girl, with Emily D’Angelo as her Prince Charming, Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and Laurent Naouri and Stephanie Blythe as her feuding guardians.

Maestro Emmanuel Villaume conducts the ravishing score.

Cinderella will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 1. Listen to it on Classical IPR.


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