Cinderella Rudolf Nureyev’s colourful, “movie-star” version of Prokofiev’s Cinderella retains the classic Perrault story but sets it in America during the difficult years of the Great Depression in the 1930s and 1940s. Agnès Letestu stars as Cinderella who, living with her alcoholic father, tyrannical stepmother and two spiteful stepsisters, dreams of escape and stardom in Hollywood. After a promising screen-test during which The Film Star, suavely portrayed by José Martinez, falls head over heels in love with her, she is fearful that her new-found happiness is too good to be true and will vanish with her youth. Fortunately, her magical protector (in the form of The Producer) and her lover move heaven and earth for a ‘happily ever after’ ending. Cinderella: Agnès Letestu The Movie Star: José Martinez The Sisters: Laëtitia Pujol & Stéphanie Romberg The Mother: Stéphane Phavorin The Producer: Wilfried Romoli Paris Opera Ballet Paris Opera Orchestra Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev Conductor: Koen Kessels Recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris on 24, 26, 28 April 2008. Plus Documentary: Cinderella goes to Hollywood Cast gallery & illustrated synopsis. DVD 185 min., 2008

Cinderella (Nureyev's)

  • Paris Opera Ballet Paris Opera Orchestra Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev
  • VNX007

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