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The classic fairy tale. Prokofiev's music was written during the Blitz. Cinderella's life with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters is one of drudgery and hardship until the evening of an extravagant party at the palace. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she's the centre of attention when she arrives at the ball in a magical coach, wearing a gorgeous gown. 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 22 December 2003.Performers Alina Cojocaru, Rupert Pennefather, Yuhui Choe, Sergei Polunin, Miyako Yoshida, Frederico Bonelli, Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares, Roberta Marquez, Steven McRae, Sarah Lamb, Ivan Putrov, Tamara Rojo, David Makhateli.
Music Prokofiev. Producer Royal Ballet. Conductor Pavel Sorokin. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Design Toer van Schayk. Costume Christine Haworth. Choreographer Wendy Ellis Somes (this production). Lighting Mark Jonathan. Other Christopher Carr (staging).
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