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Massenet: Cendrillon / Wilson, London Philharmonic, Glyndebourne Chorus


Release Date: 06/26/2020 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1303  
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Performer:  Lionel LhoteKate LindseyDanielle De NieseNina Minasyan
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGlyndebourne Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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\ With its combination of enchanting love story and broad, burlesque comedy, Cendrillon is one of the great operatic fairy tales – a Cinderella that looks back to Charles Perrault’s original story in all its richness and ambiguity. Massenet’s sensuous Belle Epoque fairy tale is gilded with lavish orchestral textures and glittering vocal writing, drawing on everything from baroque dances to Wagner-inspired chromaticism to bring its story to colorful life, conjuring a world of infinite musical and emotional variety. Fiona Shaw’s original Tour production makes its Festival debut here, re-directed by Fiona Dunn and conducted by John Wilson, with
Read more a cast led by Glyndebourne favorites Danielle de Niese as Cendrillon and Kate Lindsey as her Prince. The Times called this production “a savvy modern-day makeover,” while Classical Source called it “enchanting and thought-provoking.” Read less

Works on This Recording

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Cendrillon by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Lionel Lhote (Baritone), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano), Danielle De Niese (Soprano),
Nina Minasyan (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; France 

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