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Cinderella

Introduce your children to the magic of opera through this exciting performance of Cinderella.

Based on the opera La Cenerentola by Rossini, Opera Australia have specially adapted one of opera’s most captivating tales in a production tailored for primary school children. 

Will poor Cindy learn to stand up to mean stepbrother and sister to meet her own destiny (and her Prince Charming too?)  Rossini’s sparkling music will light the way through a wonderful mix of magic, drama and hijinks in a fully staged, brand new, 50 minute version of Cinderella devised especially for Opera Australia. 

TOUR DATES
19 May – 12 September 2014

SUITABILITY
Foundation – Year 6

SETUP TIME
60 minutes set up and 30 minutes pack down

DURATION
60 minutes, including Q&A session

REQUIREMENTS
6m x 6m cleared space
2.5m ceiling height (minimum)
Ground level access with no more than 5 stairs
Direct vehicle access to venue (no more than 20m)
1 power outlet

BOOKINGS
Nexus Arts
t: 1800 675 897
e: nexusarts@netspace.net.au

ABOUT OPERA AUSTRALIA'S SCHOOLS TOUR

Every year, Opera Australia performs to 80,000 primary school children throughout Victoria and NSW.

It's always a big event. Opera Australia arrives at the start of the school day, complete with opera costumes, sets, four singers and a pianist. They need about 40 minutes to set up in your hall (or any large space), then they are ready to perform.

The schools tour presents up to three sessions in a day, and each session consists of a 50-minute performance of a complete opera followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers with the students and teachers.

Preparation and follow-up is all part of the experience: when you book you receive an Opera Australia teacher resource pack. This includes suggestions for classroom extension activities both before and after the opera incursion.

COMPOSER Gioachino Rossini
LIBRETTO Jacopo Ferretti, based on the fairy tale Cendrillon by Charles Perrault
DEVISED, ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY Naomi Edwards
ORIGINAL DESIGN BY Hamish Peters
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Raymond Lawrence
   
CINDY Michelle McCarthy
Angela Hogan
SIMON Oliver Mann
Jonathan Bode
SIMONE
Rebecca Gulinello
Angela Hogan
ROLAN
Shanul Sharma
Jonathan Bode
   
PIANISTS
Pamela Christie
Joshua van Konkelenberg