This summer, for the first time, Chester joins in on a celebration of the flagship season with two classic operatic fairy tales streamed LIVE to Storyhouse Theatre. Audiences can relish in the opportunity to dress up for a day, take advantage of exceptional opera and enjoy an indoor garden party complete with pop-up stalls including Pimm’s and Fizz offers, and complimentary canapes served during the interval.
A brand new production originally conceived and directed by critically-acclaimed actor and director Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve), and now revived and directed by Fiona Dunn, the classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score.
Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the titular role in this glittering and colourful opera.
For our live streamed Glyndebourne events, we will be bringing the outdoors in. Join us for our ‘indoor garden party’ with pop-up stalls with Pimms and Fizz offers, plus complimentary canapes served during the interval.
Original production conceived and directed for the Glyndebourne Tour by Fiona Shaw
Revived and directed for Festival 2019 by Fiona Dunn
Conductor: John Wilson
Set Designer: Jon Bausor
Costume Designer: Nicky Gillibrand
Choreographer: Sarah Fahie
Lighting Designer: Anna Watson
London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus
Cendrillon: Danielle de Niese, Le Prince Charmant: Kate Lindsey, La Fée: Nina Minasyan, Pandolfe: Lionel Lhote, Madame de la Haltière: Agnes Zwierko, Noémie: Eduarda Melo, Dorothée: Julie Pasturaud
“Fiona Shaw…turns this fin-de-siècle confection into a complex modern-day fairytale and a story of psychological transformation.” – The Times
“Fiona Shaw’s direction gracefully explores the story’s psychological resonances” – The Daily Telegraph