On tour

This year our fairytale opera for families, Cinderella is touring regional Victoria. Find out more.

A classic fairy tale told through music and song in an enchanting new production.


A young girl Cendrillon (Cinderella) is treated like a servant by her selfish stepmother and two stepsisters. When The Fairy Godmother magically transforms Cendrillon, she secretly attends the Royal Ball but leaves her glass slipper behind. The prince, desperate to find this mysterious beauty, searches the kingdom. 

With its whimsical nature and beautiful music, Cinderella is a perfect introduction for children to the spellbinding world of opera. Based on the much loved fairytale, this rare 19th century work will be presented as a specially reduced one hour version. Victorian Opera’s talented developing artists bring to life the enchanted world of Cendrillon complete with gorgeous costumes and a chamber orchestra.

Sung in French with English scene descriptors.


Watch the Cinderella Trailer
First Look at Cinderella's Dress
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Victorian Opera’s sell-out family performances have also captivated thousands of primary school students and teachers around Victoria. This is because opera can engage curious young minds through the unique exploration of theatre, music, language and singing. The popularity of these fairytale operas is testament to that. 

As part of our commitment to inspiring the next generation to fully appreciate the language of opera, the work will be performed in its original French with surtitles in English to help children understand the drama on stage. Cinderella is Victorian Opera’s fourth family opera presentation with Arts Centre Melbourne following Puss in Boots (2013), Hansel and Gretel (2014) and Alice’s Adventures in Operaland (2015).






Additional Information


Jules Massenet

Henri Caïn

Phoebe Briggs

Libby Hill

Set and Costume Design
Candice MacAllister

Lighting Designer
Joseph Mercurio 



Lucette/Cendrillon Kirilie Blythman

The King/Ensemble Kiran Rajasingam

Hairdresser/Ensemble Elizabeth Barrow

Dressmaker/Ensemble Alexandra Ioan

Herald/Ensemble Brenton Spiteri

Pandolfe Daniel Carison

Madame de la Haltière Fleuranne Brockway

Noémie Cristina Russo

Dorethée Shakira Tsindos

Fairy Godmother Michelle McCarthy

Prince Charming Carlos E. Bárcenas


Running time is approximately 50 minutes.

Sung in French with English scene descriptors.