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Jules Massenet


Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
13 Jun 2020

See you at the Ball!


Charles Perrault’s treasured fairy tale has enchanted children for generations. With its magical transformation of poor servant girl Cendrillon (Cinderella) to the belle of the ball with dazzling glass slippers, this beloved story is full of love, hope, and fantasy.

Victorian Opera presents a humorous and heart-warming production of Jules Massenet’s opera in a family-friendly hour-long show. A familiar story retold with beautifully effervescent melodies, Cendrillon is the perfect chance to discover a live opera with the children in your life.

Boasting dreamy costumes, this classic fairy tale is playfully brought to the stage and accompanied by a live orchestra.

Join Cendrillon, Le Prince Charmant (Prince Charming), and La Fée (The Fairy Godmother) for a magical visit to the Ball. 

Why you must experience Cinderella

  • Hear the world’s most popular fairy tale retold through effervescent melodies and songs performed in French.
  • Discover the joys of opera and live orchestral music with at-a-glance summaries to read with your children.
  • Be transformed by the Fairy Godmother’s magic and swept away to the ball to meet Prince Charming.
  • Recapture the wonder of your childhood as you watch youngsters discovering this timeless tale.
  • Share a fun Saturday hour-long outing with your family and friends.

Dates & Times

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

Saturday 13 June 2020, 11.00am
Saturday 13 June 2020, 2.00pm
Saturday 13 June 2020, 5.00pm

Running time is approximately 50 minutes, no interval

Sung in French with English scene descriptors

Relaxed Performance Friday 12 June, 1.00pm
Audio Description and Tactile Tour Saturday 13 June, 1.00pm

Price reserve maps for this production can be found on our Venue Information page.

Cast & Creatives

Composer Jules Massenet
Librettist Henri Caïn

Conductor Phoebe Briggs
Director Elizabeth Hill-Cooper
Set & Costume Designer Candice MacAllister
Lighting Designer Joseph Mercurio


Lucette/Cendrillon Rebecca Rashleigh
The Fairy Godmother Michelle McCarthy
Prince Charming Carlos E. Bárcenas


Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Book Tickets

Choose Your Own (CYO) Subscription Pricing*

Package Type One Reserve
2 Shows - Save 10% $34
3-5 Shows - Save 20% $30
6+ Shows - Save 30% $26

Single ticket prices $28-$38

Price Type One Reserve
Adult $38
Concession $38
Senior $38
30 years & Under $35
Child (14yrs & Under) $28
Family (4+) ** Adult $31
Family (4+) ** Child $28
Arts Access $30

*Subscription pricing applies to Full (Adult), Concession and 30 Years and Under ticket buyers. Discount savings are calculated on full-priced Single Ticket prices for 2020. Concession and 30 Years and Under subscription pricing does not apply to Premium seating. Concession subscription prices are available to Pension and Health Care Card holders, full-time Students, MEAA Members, Arts Centre Melbourne Arts Industry Card holders.

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