Pauline Viardot-Garcia


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Music Direction by Juliet Cunningham
Stage Direction by Alexandra Dietrich


Performed in English


Warehouse XI
11 Sanborn Court, Somerville, MA

Cendrillon is a chamber operetta with dialogue in three acts by Pauline Viardot based on the story of Cinderella. The work, for a cast of seven with piano orchestration, premiered in Viardot's Paris salon on 23 April 1904, when she was 83, and was published later that year. It has been described as a retelling of the Cinderella story with Gallic wit, Italianate bel canto, and Viardot's own unique charm and sense of humor.