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Alma Deutscher's Cinderella (Viennese version for children)

Birgit Kajtna (stage director), Witolf Werner (conductor) — With Bryony Dwyer (Cinderella), Simina Ivan (Stepmother), Bongiwe Nakani (Fairy Emmeline), Pavel Kolgatin (Prince) - Wiener Staatsoper

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Cast

Birgit Kajtna — Stage director
Katrin Roschangar — Choreographer
Christina Feik — Set designer
Janina Müller-Höreth — Costume designer
Bryony Dwyer — Cinderella
Caroline Wenborne — Griselda
Ulrike Helzel — Zibaldona
Simina Ivan — Stepmother
Bongiwe Nakani — Fairy Emmeline
Pavel Kolgatin — The Prince
Dan Paul Dumitrescu — The King
Rafael Fingerlos — Minister
Alma Deutscher — Pianist, violinist
Wiener Staatsoper Stage Orchestra
Witolf Werner — Conductor

Program notes

One of the most extraordinary musical prodigies of our day, Alma Deutscher presents a modern version of the beloved fairy tale blending humor, poetry, and the magic of theatre. Deutscher began composing her Cinderella at age 8, but without directly taking up the original tale by the Brothers Grimm, preferring to give music the predominant place in her spectacle. The title character here is also a young composer, envied by her stepmother and stepsisters for her talent and forced to toil away as a mere copyist. But compelled by the same love for art, Prince Charming—a poet, in Deutscher's retelling—comes to Cinderella's aid... 

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Venue: Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna, Austria)
Production date: 2018
Duration: 1 h 14 min
Production: © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Available subtitle(s): EN, De
Resolution: Full HD

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Sunday, June 30, 2024