PROKOFIEV, S.: Cinderella (Paris Opera Ballet, 2008)


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- (Disc 1)
Cinderella, Op. 87
Choreographer: Nureyev, Rudolf

Cinderella: Letestu, Agnes
The Movie Star: Martinez, Jose
The Producer: Romoli, Wilfried
The Sister: Pujol, Laetitia

Conductor: Kessels, Koen
Television Director: Grimm, Thomas
Lighting Designer: Levi, Guido
Set/Stage Designer: Ionesco, Petrika
Costume Designer: Mori, Hanae

Date of Concert: 28-04-2008
Venue: Palais Garnier, Paris
Playing Time: 03:08:33
Catalogue Number: OA0997D
UPC: 809478009979

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. Agnes 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 Jose 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. This is Paris Opera Ballet at its very best.

Bonus features:

- Documentary: Cinderella Goes Hollywood

- Illustrated Synopsis.

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