Massenet's Cendrillon underway



Cendrillon is an opera described as a "fairy tale in music" by Jules Massenet, based on Perrault's 1698 version of the Cinderella fairy tale. The opera is produced by  Pärnu International Opera Music Festival PromFest in cooperation with Kaunas State Musical Theatre. The premiere of the opera about overcoming self-doubt and achieving true happiness is set to take place on September 7th, 2023.

Cendrillon

Musical director: Erki Pehk 
Stage director: Jüri Nael 
Scenographer: Madis Nurms
Choreographer: Dainius Bervingis 
Lighting designer: Anton Kulagin 

Lucette (Cendrillon) - Zuzanna Nalewajek (Poland)
Madame de la Haltière - Kadi Jürgens (Estonia)
Le Prince Charmant - Abi Levis (USA)
La Fée - Eszter Zemlenyi (Hungary)
Pandolfe - Laimonas Pautienius (Lithuania)
Noémie - Gabrielė Bukinė (Lithuania)
Dorothée - Ieva Goleckytė (Lithuania)

"In addition to the iconic fairy tale, the design draws on viral internet memes, totems of the fashion industry and the sophisticated caper-comedy movies from the 60s and 70s. The set consists of polyfunctional crystals, constantly transforming the performance space."


Set drawings


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