Premieres Sunday, May 8 on PBS (check local listings)
New York metro area premiere Sunday, May 15 at 12 p.m. on THIRTEEN
Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars as the rags-to-riches princess in Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s “Cendrillon.” Featuring an all-new English translation by Kelley Rourke and conducted by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume, the cast also includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. Great Performances at the Met: Cinderella premieres Sunday, May 8 on PBS (check local listings) as part of #PBSForTheArts. The New York metro area premiere is Sunday, May 15 at 12 p.m. on THIRTEEN. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo hosts.
#PBSForTheArts is a multiplatform campaign that celebrates the arts in America. For more than 50 years, PBS has been the media destination for the arts, presenting dance, theater, opera, visual arts and concerts to Americans in every corner of the country. Previous Great Performances programs include Romeo & Juliet from the National Theatre, The Arts Interrupted, Reopening: The Broadway Revival and The Conductor. The collection of #PBSForTheArts programs is available at pbs.org/arts and the PBS Video app. Curated conversation and digital shorts are also available on PBS social media platforms using #PBSForTheArts.
- Isabel Leonard – Cinderella
- Emily D’Angelo – Prince Charming
- Jessica Pratt – Fairy Godmother
- Laurent Naouri – Pandolfe
- Stephanie Blythe – Madame De La Haltière
- Lindsay Ohse – Naomie
- Maya Lahyani – Dorothy
- Matthew Anchel – The Master of Ceremonies
- Dylan Morrongiello – The Dean
- Paul Corona – The Prime Minister
- Stephan Varnier – A Herald
- Anthony Roth Costanzo – Host
- Emmanuel Villaume – Conductor
- Jules Massenet – Composer
- Habib Azar – Television Director
- Laurent Pelly – Production & Costume Designer
- Barbara de Limburg – Set Designer
- Duane Schuler – Lighting Designer
- Laura Scozzi – Choreographer
- Paul Cremo – Dramaturg
- Kelley Rourke – English Translation
Great Performances at the Met is produced by the Metropolitan Opera in association with PBS and The WNET Group, bringing the best of the Metropolitan Opera into the homes of opera fans across the country. For the Met: Mia Bongiovanni and Elena Park are Supervising Producers and Louisa Briccetti and Victoria Warivonchik are Producers. Tim Martyn is Music Producer and Peter Gelb is Executive Producer. For Great Performances: Bill O’Donnell is Series Producer; David Horn is Executive Producer.
Corporate support for Great Performances at the Met is provided by Toll Brothers. For Great Performances, funding is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund and The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation.
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Under the leadership of General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Metropolitan Opera is one of America’s leading performing arts organizations and a vibrant home for the world’s most creative and talented artists, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers. The company presents more than 200 performances each season of a wide variety of operas, ranging from early masterpieces to contemporary works. In recent years, the Met has launched many initiatives designed to make opera more accessible, most prominently the Live in HD series of cinema transmissions, which dramatically expands the Met audience by allowing select performances to be seen in more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries around the world.