Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season.
The ballet’s opening night in 1948, featuring Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles, was received rapturously. After over a decade away from the Royal Opera House stage, Ashton’s timeless reworking of Charles Perrault’s famous rags-to-riches story returns, showcasing the choreographer’s deft musicality and the beauty of Prokofiev’s transcendent score. A creative team steeped in the magic of theatre, film, dance and opera brings new atmosphere to Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, handsome princes and finding true love.
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Music: Sergey Prokofiev
Set designer: Tom Pye
Costume designer: Alexandra Byrne
Lighting designer: David Finn
Video designer: Finn Ross
Illusions: Chris Fisher
Conducted by: Koen Kessels
A co-production between The Royal Ballet and National Ballet of Canada