Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
Thu 16 Mar
Sat 18 Mar 2017
A much-loved fairy tale but not quite as you know it. Cinderella dreams of a better life as she scrubs the floor of the school of dance. The prince arrives seeking a companion and so this sparkling romcom goes. An evening of pure magic is in store uniting the fun, fire and brilliance of Rossini’s music with a fresh and witty production. With fabulous frocks and dance woven into the very music of this opera, Cinderella prescribes a healthy dose of entertainment to cure those winter blues.
★★★★ ‘a sparkling new Opera North production that’s as much for dance fans as opera buffs… the climax of a season of pure enchantment….pops the cork on a successful season like a champagne bottle that has been shaken for a very long time’ The Guardian
‘exemplary… effervescent… profoundly good fun… a wonderfully entertaining production. After it finished, members of the audience practically floated out of the theatre’ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ The Times
Supported by a generous gift from The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Age guidance: 7+ | Sung in Italian with English titles
Act 1: 1h 25m. Interval 20m. Act 2: 55m. Total running time: 2h 40m
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 18 March, 2.00pm (touch tour 12.45pm)
Please note, Cinderella contains strobe lighting effects at approx 1 hour 20 minutes (towards the end of Part 1). This will occur three times and lasts for no longer than 5 seconds each occurrence. In Part 2 there is a lightning effect that lasts for approximately 30 seconds, this occurs 26 minutes into the second half.
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Audio description: Saturday 18 March at 2.00pm