Written and adapted by Rob Herriot
from operas by Gioacchino Rossini and Jules Massenet
Performing across northern Alberta February 22 to March 23.
An adaptation by Rob Herriot of two operas; Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon. Cinderella is a perfect introduction to opera for students. Read the Study Guide.
Both Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon are based on the fairy tale Cinderella. Cinderella has appeared as a legend or folk tale in various forms and in various cultures, dating as far back as 860 AD in China where it was known as the story of Yeh-Shen. There are several English versions, a French version and even an Egyptian version.
Some say that the roots of the story lie in early legends which attempt to explain the natural phenomenon of night becoming day. Cinderella is seen as DAWN. She is bowed down by her cruel relations (signifying the shadows of the NIGHT) and is delivered from them by the Prince (signifying the SUN).
Download or read the Cinderella Study Guide for students and teachers.
If you're interested in more information on our Opera in Schools tour, contact:
Emily Forrest, Education Coordinator
Cenovus makes a positive difference in communities where they live and work. We thank them for helping us take opera productions to schools and communities throughout the province.
Where & When
- feb 23
- 3:00PM Across Alberta