April 28, 12:30, 2 hr 47 min
MET PREMIERE - Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella,premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Filledu Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce Di Donato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote as Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de laHaltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe.Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera.