Cendrillon by RIAM Opera

Cendrillon by RIAM Opera

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 7.00pm

Royal Irish Academy of Music in collaboration with IADT present Pauline Viardot's CENDRILLON

Pauline Viardot created her version of Cinderella, a comic opera in three tableaux for seven solo singers, chorus and piano, to her own libretto, and premiered it in April 1904 in her Paris salon when she was 84 years old.

Viardot, one of the most celebrated singers of her generation, made her debut as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello in London in 1839 at 17 years. During her stellar operatic career, she inspired composers like Saint-Saëns and Gounod to write and dedicate roles to her. She studied piano with Franz Liszt and played piano duets with Clara Schumann.

As a singer and composer, Pauline Viardot was at the centre of artistic life in Paris in the second half of the nineteenth century. She wrote over 100 songs, including transcriptions of Chopin’s 12 mazurkas, four operettas and her opera Cendrillon. Taking the lead from Viardot’s salon setting, our production of Cendrillon brings a group of performers together in the same space to tell the well-known story with some modern twists and unexpected turns!

CENDRILLION is presented alongside POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO on alternative evenings. Double bill performance on Saturday 9th March.

Tickets: €20 Full Price | €16 Concession | €12 Third Level Student | Get a ticket for both CENDRILLION and POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO for €32!

Show Time: Tuesday 5th March: 7pm | Wednesday 6th March: 2pm (Schools' Show) | Thursday 7th March: 7pm | Saturday 9th March: 2pm

CREDITS

Conductor: David Adams
Director: Hélène Montague
Set, Costume and Make-Up: Design for Stage and Screen at IADT
Lighting Design: John Comiskey
Movement Director: Diane Richardson

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Published by RIAMDublin on 18 January 2024

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