Cinderella:
A Classic
Fairytale Opera

Adaptation of La Cenerentola (Rossini, Ferretti) and Cendrillon (Massenet, Caïn)

In this new adaptation of the classic fairytale, Cinderella overcomes her circumstances and transforms into the person she was always meant to be...which is who she was all along! Featuring new twists, this timeless tale of kindness, love, and self-realization is sure to enchant young—and young at heart—audiences of all ages.

Approx. 35 min

Cast List

 Cinderella— Mezzo

Stepsister/Fairy Godmother— Soprano

Stepfather/King— Baritone

Prince— Tenor

Past Productions

Arizona Opera (2020, 2022)

Toledo Opera (2020-21)

Pensacola Opera (2020-21)

Opera Columbus (2021-22)

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Cinderella: A Classic Fairytale Opera

Cinderella: A Classic Fairytale Opera

Arizona Opera, 2020

Cinderella: A Classic Fairytale Opera

Cinderella: A Classic Fairytale Opera

Arizona Opera, 2020

 

Perusal Scripts

Selections from libretto below. Contact Opera Classroom for perusal piano/vocal score.

Scene 1 Excerpt

Read this excerpt from the start of the show! Meet Cinderella and her stepfamily as they get ready for the Prince's ball and a mysterious stranger knocks on their door.

Scene 2 Excerpt

Cinderella is left alone while her stepfamily goes to the Prince's ball. However, her fortune changes when her Fairy Godmother appears.

Final Scene Excerpt

After the shenanigans at the Prince's ball, each character tries to get what they want. However, righteousness wins when the glass slipper fits Cinderella.