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Performance dates & times

Friday 12 Jun
10:30 AM, 1:00 PM*
Monday 15 Jun
10:30 AM^, 1:00 PM

* Relaxed Performance

^This performance will be livestreamed out to participating schools

Running Time 50 minutes

Price range

Per student
$16.00*

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge

*All ticket purchases come with four FREE livestreamed workshops provided by Victorian Opera. Find out more.

Need a little extra help to make a visit to Arts Centre Melbourne possible?
Thanks to generous donors, our subsidy program can help cover the costs of tickets and transport for eligible schools.

SUITABILITY: Foundation to Year 6

Charles Perrault’s treasured fairy tale has enchanted children for generations.

With its magical transformation of poor servant girl Cendrillon (Cinderella) to the belle of the ball with dazzling glass slippers, this beloved story is full of love, hope, and fantasy.

Victorian Opera presents a humorous and heart-warming production of Jules Massenet’s opera with lessons in kindness, forgiveness and to go after your dreams. A familiar story retold with beautifully effervescent melodies, Cendrillon is the perfect chance to introduce live opera to your students.

Prepare for the performance with Victorian Opera’s Access All Areas: Livestream Program. Meet the cast, orchestra and creative team, and explore the wonderful world of opera over four interactive workshops livestreamed directly into your classroom.

For Teachers

Take your students behind the scenes in the lead up to the performance with Victorian Opera’s Access All Areas. Students will learn about the process of producing opera, including character creation, set and prop design and how the production moves from the rehearsal room to the stage. FREE when you book tickets to the performance of Cendrillon. Click here for more information.

Themes and Ideas

  • Kindness, forgiveness and bravery
  • Good vs Evil
  • Bullying
  • Loyalty, love, and duty
  • Imagination

Curriculum connections

Learning Areas:
The Arts – Music, Drama and Visual Arts
Languages – French
English

General Capabilities
Literacy
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social Capability
Intercultural Understanding


Creatives

Composer
Jules Massenet
Librettist
Henri Caïn
Conductor
Phoebe Briggs
Director
Elizabeth Hill-Cooper
Set and Costume Designer
Candice MacAllister
Lighting Designer
Joseph Mercurio

Cast

Lucette/Cendrillon
Rebecca Rashleigh
The Fairy Godmother
Michelle McCarthy
Prince Charming
Carlos Bárcenas
Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra
Victorian Opera acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program

  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • Victorian Government
  • Beseb Family Foundation
  • Marian and EH Flack Trust
  • Leo and Mina Fink Fund

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