Jules Massenet's score makes it perfectly clear: Cendrillon is a fairy tale. Laurent Pelly takes the line of least resistance and creates a show that sweeps us away on a wave of fantasy, an elegant fin-de-siècle pastiche that blends melancholy and humour, naïve and poetic elements, 18th-century galant style and the lightness of Rossini. This evocative haven of sound accompanies a mise en scène reminiscent of the sumptuousness of French operetta and the sense of magic and surprise of a Disney classic. Touches of irony avert the danger of sugariness and there are well-aimed nods to comics. The production – Pelly's tribute to Perrault and his immortal tale – is a book of fairy tales come to life, in which literature, music and drama combine to conjure up an entrancing and delectable world.
A «Fairy tales» in four acts. Libretto by Henri Cain based on Charles Perrault's version of the story of Cinderella. Music by Jules Massenet. Premiered on 24 May 1899 at the Opéra Comique in Paris. First performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
9,50 €, 25 €, 36 €, 52 €, 75 €, 99 €, 125 €, 168,75 €
Act I and Act II 1h 18 min.
Pause 30 min.
Act III and Acte IV 1h 8 min.
Total 3 hours
7 January 2014
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