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CENDRILLON (Jules Massenet)
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CENDRILLON (Jules Massenet)

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
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Fairy tale in four acts and six tableaux
Libretto by Henri Cain (inspired by Charles Perrault)
Duration: 2h45
Incl. 1 intermission
CHF: 30.00 - 180.00
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19:00
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In the kingdom of (grown-up) children

Winner of the Rome Grand Prix, youngest member of the Institut de France, professor of composition at the Conservatoire de Paris (where he trained Chausson, Pierné and Schmitt), Jules Massenet found his place in the history books as a skilful creator of melodies appealing to the public. Unwilling to revolutionise his art, he wrote some 20 operas that all seem fairly similar – but since they sound so good, no one tends to complain! While Manon and Werther are often cited, Thaïs (and its sublime Méditation, cherished by violinists) should not be forgotten and nor should Cendrillon, whose naturally fairytale character is ideally suited to his generous and… deliciously sweet penmanship. Composed between 1894 and 1895, based on a libretto by Henri Cain inspired by Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, it premiered on 24 May 1899 at the Opéra-Comique and enjoyed a dazzling debut, with no less than 50 performances in the first season alone. Massenet was quite simply at the peak of his career.

Ruzan Mantashyan
Cendrillon
Ambroisine Bré
Le Prince Charmant
David Hermann
Director
Corinna Niemeyer
Conductor

First performance on May 24, 1899 at the Opéra Comique, Paris
Published by Heugel & Cie represented by Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag AG, Zürich

Cendrillon
Ruzan Mantashyan
Le Prince Charmant
Ambroisine Bré
Madame de la Haltière
Doris Lamprecht
Pandolfe
Nicolas Cavallier
La Fée
Anne Sophie Petit
Noémie
Aurélie Brémond
Dorothée
Julia Deit-Ferrand
Le Roi
Benoît Capt
Le Surintendant des plaisirs
Aslam Safla
Le Doyen de la Faculté
Aurélien Reymond-Moret
Le Premier Ministre
Mohamed Haidar
Conductor
Corinna Niemeyer
Director
David Hermann
Set design and videography
Paul Zoller
Costumes
Axel Aust
Lighting
Fabrice Kebour
Director's assistant
Jean-Philippe Guilois

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