you shall go to the ball
The Lyric Opera lay on a visual feast, with delightfully colorful sets and costumes, bubbling over with enchantment for this production of Rossini's operatic adaptation of the classic tale by Jean-Pierra Ponelle Zany and bright, it sparkles with wit and cleverness, creating an exciting, family-friendly take on the beloved fairytale. Taiwanese conductor Yi Chen Li makes her met debut at the podium, with Vasilisa Berzhanskaya and Jack Swanson as the fairytale couple.
What is the story?
Cinderella, (known as Angelique in this version) spends her life working as a put-upon maid for tyrannical stepfather Don Magnifico and his social-climbing stepdaughters. When an old beggar knocks at the door, their lives are changed forever, for despite appearances, he's a palace envoy in disguise, and he's on the search for a bride for handsome Prince Ramiro when Cinderella catches his eye...