The Westminster Opera Theater and 107.7 The Bronc present: Cendrillon, a chamber operetta with dialogue and based on the story of Cinderella.
Instead of a step-mother, this story has the foolish Baron de Pictordu, with his two vain daughters, Maguelone and Armelinde, that are both after the Prince.
After an invitation to the palace for a grand ball arrives, Maguelone and Armelinde prepare for this wonderful event. Marie, who they call ‘Cendrillon’ is left behind while everyone else attends the ball. Hearing her sad song, La Fée, the Fairy Godmother, appears and promises to make Cendrillon’s dreams come true. She will go to the ball.
Meanwhile, the Prince and his good friend Count Barigoule swap places to test out the true natures of the potential brides. A mysterious stranger appears at the ball, and she and the Prince fall in love at first sight, but will he be able to find her again when she runs away at midnight?
The Cinderella story is very familiar to most audiences. This opera, written by Pauline Viardot, is light hearted and fun. Westminster Opera Theatre takes it a step further, placing the opera in 2022, Los Angeles, California, where Prince Charming resides. Like the traditional tale, he is looking for a wife, but mostly meets actress and social influencer “wannabes” like the stepsisters. With a bit of magic, he finds true love with Cinderella.
As they say, “if the shoe fits…” Tune in to hear Westminster Opera Theater’s version of Cendrillon exclusively on 107.7 The Bronc:
- Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m.