Posted on 14/05/2012
Opera Holloway members during rehearsals.
Opera Holloway presents a fairy tale season finale with its production of Massenet’s Cinderella, on the 5, 7 and 8 June at Royal Holloway.
With the magical assistance of her fairy godmother, Cinderella gets to go to the ball, meet the prince of her dreams and fall in love, but will it be happily ever after?
Formed in 2009 by a group of Royal Holloway undergraduates, Opera Holloway aims to provide young singers with the opportunity to participate in high quality opera productions while simultaneously making opera accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.
The last few months have seen the group perform concerts of operatic repertoire throughout the south of England, as well as leading several school opera workshops and participating in master classes with internationally renowned singers Janis Kelly and, most recently, Dame Felicity Lott.
This rarely performed masterpiece has it all, offering up magic, comedy and romance in a brand new spellbinding English translation by director Christopher Moon-Little. The well-loved fairytale undergoes a transformation which hurls Cinderella and her Prince into the present day to tell their story in a fresh and modern way which will appeal to all audiences of all ages.
Massenet’s stunningly lyrical score also injects moments of humour, tragedy and sincere emotion, none of which are lost in the newly commissioned scoring which will be premiered in this production under the baton of musical director Lewis Gaston.
The production will be raising money for children’s charity Brainwave.
Opera Holloway’s production of Cinderella will take place in the Windsor Building Auditorium at Royal Holloway from 7:30pm on June 5, 7 and 8.
Tickets are £13 (concessions available). To book tickets, call 07858604767, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.