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Cendrillon

By Jules Massenet

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Voice and Piano
Composed by Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Opera or Operetta. Book Only. 394 pages. Heugel & Cie #ALHE33396. Published by Heugel & Cie (BT.ALHE33396).

Item Number: BT.ALHE33396

French.

Cendrillon (Cinderella), with a libretto by Henri Cain based on Perrault's fairytale, premiered in 1899 in Paris. Best known for composing over thirty operas, the composer, Jules Massenet (1842-1912) purposely did not attend thepremiere, but received a telegram the following day from baritone Fugere recording its triumph. Incorporating the composer's sense of humour and wit, the use of recurrent motifs is subtle and often thought to be inspired byRichard Wagner. Cendrillon contains musical echoes of the 18th century, incorporating gallant music, the use of the Lute and Viola D'Amore and a series of Ballet entrees. The Opera is in four acts with 19 characters and a chorus.The role of Prince Charming is a breeches role whilst the melody lines of the Fairy Godmother are characterised by trills and arpeggios. Massenet's Cendrillon remains popular to this day and was notably performed at the RoyalOpera House in 2011.

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