This spring, the Royal Ballet celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous “Cinderellaby Frederick Ashton, with a new production of the beloved ballet. On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, the opera will be broadcast live in over 950 cinemas in 19 countries, bringing Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages to audiences around the world: here is the official trailer.
Ashton’s adaptation of the fairy tale classic premiered on December 23, 1948, with Royal Ballet dancers Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles. The production, which reworked Charles Perrault’s famous text, was enthusiastically received and considered a convincing example of both the choreographer’s musicality and Sergei Prokofiev’s transcendent score.
After more than a decade away from the stage of the Royal Opera House, the famous ballet now returns to Covent Garden, reimagined by an award-winning creative team and experts in theatre, film, dance and opera, which includes set designer Tom Pye, Alexandra Oscar winner Byrne, lighting designer David Finn, video designer Finn Ross and magician Chris Fisher. The in-cinema event on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 will feature principal dancers Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov.
Since 2008, the Royal Opera House’s film program has presented opera and ballet to audiences around the world. For the 2022/23 season, thirteen productions from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera will be screened in over 1,300 cinemas from the UK to New Zealand. Each show gives audiences the best front-row seat and includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and news. The program is an integral part of the Royal Opera House’s plan to broaden its audience and continue to contribute to the vital renewal of cinema nationally and internationally.
Cinderella by the Royal Ballet in London: in Italian theaters on April 12, it was released for the first time on Lega Nerd. The use of the texts contained in Lega Nerd is subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Italia license. Other articles by the same author: Marco Lucio Papaleo