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Cinema Festival: Cendrillon: Sunday 16 December 2018, 4pm at Linbury Theatre

Cinema Festival

From 3 December 2018 to 7 January 2019 we celebrate ten years of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season with screenings of great operas and ballets.


Linbury Theatre

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


This event is part of the Winter 2018/19 season.


Presented by former Director of Opera Elaine Padmore and former Jette Parker Young Artist Madeleine Pierard, this screening of Massenet’s Cendrillon is a touching, romantic interpretation of the much-loved story of Cinderella. 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 ‘March of the Princesses’. Director Laurent Pelly pays tribute to the opera’s fairytale origins, setting his production literally within a storybook.

When Cendrillon was staged by The Royal Opera in July 2011 it was the first time the opera had been performed at Covent Garden. It was released to cinemas six months later in January 2012. Bertrand de Billy conducts Massenet’s sparkling score with a wonderfully light touch; the superb cast includes Royal Opera favourite Joyce DiDonato as Cendrillon, Alice Coote as her ardent Prince and Ewa Podlés in gloriously comic form as Cendrillon’s snobbish Stepmother.

Family Package: Cinema Festival

Book this screening as part of the Royal Opera House Cinema Festival Family Package and children aged 5 to 15 go free. Tickets are limited to two under-15s per full-price adult

Running time

The performance lasts about 2 hours and 28 minutes


Sung in French with English subtitles


Please note this production was originally screened live as 12A