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Metropolitan Opera: Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon

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Paola Kudacki
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Metropolitan Opera
Joyce DiDonato in the title role of Massenet's Cendrillon

Airs Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Cendrillon, Jules Massenet’s 1899 operatic adaptation of the classic Cinderella story, in its first network broadcast from the Met stage. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, opposite mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Prince Charming. The cast also features soprano Kathleen Kim as Cendrillon’s Fairy Godmother, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the wicked stepmother Madame de la Haltière, and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as Cendrillon’s father Pandolfe. Bertrand de Billy conducts the opera, which has had its Met premiere this month in the celebrated production by Laurent Pelly. Cendrillon will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 28.