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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


12 Apr - 11 May 2018

New production!

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you shall go to the ball

Jules Massenet's bewitching adaptation of the enduring Cinderella story makes its debut at the Met this season in this imaginative production from Laurent Pelly, with Joyce DiDonato reprising the glorious lead role, one of the most charming in the repertoire, after wowing audiences and critics alike in London in 2011. Romantic and glittering, Pelly's creation is witty and elegant adaptation, with astoundingly pretty sets and costumes full of rococo flourish and fairytale magic. A perfect engagement for the first time opera goer.

Once upon a time

When her father remarries a spiky and spoilt Madame after her mother's death, Cendrillon is cast as a servant in her own house. Whilst her stepmother and mean spirited step-sisters prepare for a lavish Royal ball, Cendrillon has only chores to do. But when she finds herself alone and reflecting on her sorry situation she discovers help is at hand in the form of a Fairy Godmother, who won't let her sit this dance out! Enchanted and transformed into the fairest maiden in the land Cendrillon heads to the ball where she catches the eye of a very important suitor...

Additional Information


Opening night: 12 April 2018

Booking through until: 11 May 2018


Sung in French with Met Titles in English, German and Spanish

Run time

Two hours 50 minutes with one intermission


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