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Cinderella

Royal Opera House

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The combination of story, music and dance in the Royal Ballet’s Cinderella is a great way for all ages to discover the joy of great ballet.

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The combination of story, music and dance in the Royal Ballet’s Cinderella is a great way for all ages to discover the joy of great ballet.

The famous fairytale elements are all there in Cinderella: the spiteful Stepsisters, the Fairy Godmother, the ball, the striking clock. At the centre is Cinderella whose rags-to-riches journey finally unites her with her handsome Prince.

Frederick Ashton’s ballet is especially demanding in its principal roles, with moments of breathtaking brilliance and great charm. There are magical moments, as when Cinderella makes her entrance to the ball and her pas de deux with the Prince, but there is also humour with the Stepsisters tussling with each other as well as failing to charm anyone else.

Prokofiev’s music for Cinderella is one of the great 20th-century ballet scores – here conducted by Pavel Sorokin and Royal Ballet Music Director Barry Wordsworth – so rich in atmosphere and full of orchestral colour, a perfect complement to the stage pictures.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 07/04/2011

Closing Night: 06/05/2011

Running time: 2h35

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Marianela Nuñez/Sarah Lamb/Alina Cojocaru/Yuhui Choe/Tamara Rojo, Thiago Soares/Nehemiah Kish/Rupert Pennefather/Sergei Polunin/David Makhateli

Creative

Producer - Royal Ballet

Choreographer - Frederick Ashton

Lighting Designer - Mark Jonathan

Set Designer - Toer van Schayk

Music By - Sergey Prokofiev

ABOUT Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD