Met Opera Live in HD to Stream Massenet’s 'Cendrillon’
The last opera in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 Live in HD program, Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon, will be streamed at noon at Grinnell College on Saturday, April 28. The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell.
Kelly Maynard, associate professor of history and chair of European Studies, will give the opera talk at 11:30 a.m. in the Harris Center Cinema.
Cendrillon is Massenet’s take on the classic fairytale Cinderella. In this retelling, however, Cendrillion — the French name for the character Cinderella — is much less dependent on her Prince Charming.
Bertrand de Billy conducts. Joyce DiDonato stars as Cendrillon, and Alice Coote acts alongside her as Le Prince Charmant.
The New York Times called the production “boldly stylized; elegant yet winking; straightforward but with an aura of extravagance.”
Refreshments will be available for sale in the lobby of the cinema before each opera and during intermission.
Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop and at the door on the day of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children, and Met Opera members.
The Office of the President has generously funded tickets for Grinnell College faculty, staff, and students, and tickets are available for free at all locations. Family members not employed by the College are required to purchase tickets.