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‘When I do something, I do it in spite of water, fire, society, the whole world!’ said Pauline Viardot: the most famous romantic heroine you’ve never heard of.  A household name across Europe during the late 19th century, the Parisian composer and mezzo-soprano led an extraordinary life; she was a true star of the time but is now largely unknown.

Join the Viardot revival with this elegant retelling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella.   The perfect entertainment for families, and a wonderful introduction to opera with sumptuous melodies, soaring vocal lines and a lot of laughter and smiles.

This production played to sell-out audiences at Buxton International Festival in 2021 and received national critical acclaim.


Important information

Running time: 70 mins No Interval

Age recommendation: 11+

Ticket Prices – £10-£20

For Friends, Best Friends and Gold Friends who joined post June-22

Friends – 5%
Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10%

The operetta is sung in French (with English surtitles) and the dialogue is all in English



‘The best 75 minutes I’ve spent in ages’
The Guardian

‘The entire show is a treat’
The Stage

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