Venue Barn Cinema
Running time 210 minutes
Next date 30th June 5:30 pm
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About this event
The story of Cinderella to Jules Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score in a new production, directed by Fiona Shaw (The Rape Of Lucretia). With its enchanting love story and broad, burlesque comedy, Cendrillon is one of the great operatic fairy tales. Massenet’s beautiful, lyrical music brings the familiar characters from Perrault’s story to life – a loving, yet hapless father, a jovially villainous stepmother, the lonely prince and a fairy godmother. The gently courageous Cendrillon, never quite sure whether she is dreaming or awake, is perhaps the most bewitching of all Cinderellas. The opera is full of wonderful music, from the impassioned love duet for Cendrillon and her Prince to the coloratura effervescence of the Fairy Godmother and the brilliantly scored ‘Marche Des Princesses’. Glyndebourne favourite Danielle de Niese sings the lead role in this performance, conducted by John Wilson.
Glyndebourne | 2019
About the Barn
The Barn Cinema offers a truly unique experience: a wide-ranging film programme, including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, all within a truly beautiful, renovated 15th century barn.
Offer: Barn Cinema discount for Members
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The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.
This idea is as true today is it ever was.