opera notebook

some operas I have seen on video

Jules Massenet, Cendrillon (1899)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 2019

Danielle de Niese
Danielle de Niese

This lovely production puts Cendrillon and Le Prince Charmant onstage most of the time, each of them appearing as quasi-supernumeraries in scenes where the libretto has no place for them. It is initially a bit hard to follow, but plays into the theme that each of them is dreaming about the other much of the time.