CINDERELLA

Pauline Viardot

Northern Opera Group | 2020

Filmed during the lockdown in November 2020, this production of Viardot's 60 minute retelling of the classic fairytale brought together a professional principal cast with a community chorus. While the majority of the action was filmed on location in and around Leeds, the entire chorus participated in the rehearsals and filming from their own homes. 

WINNER: Opera of the Year

Classical Music Digital Awards 2020

Director: Sophie Gilpin

Conductor: Chris Pelly

Costume Designer: Laura Jane Stanfield

Hair & Makeup Ashleigh Smith

Cinderella: Claire Wild

Prince Charming: Nicholas Watts

Armelinde: Naomi Rogers

Maguelonne: Louise Wayman

Baron Pictordu: James Cleverton

La Fée: Rachel Duckett

Barigoule: Robert Anthony Gardiner

Featured in the Guardian's Classical Highlights on 18 December 2020, and one of the Guardian Culture Magazine's Picks of the Week on 12 December 2020.

1/3

REVIEWS

"a charming and accessible piece, which tells the story with wit and style...an ideal seasonal offering."
★★★★ 
OPERA TODAY
"Sophie Gilpin's production really gets to the heart of this unique take on the classic fairytale... [she] has directed this production with great style, really making the most of the locations in Leeds..."
LONDON LOVE LONDON CULTURE
"the small and thriving Northern Opera Group triumphed with a rarity... Directed by Sophie Gilpin, the production caught the wit of the piece, with a much-needed sprinkling of magic."
★★★★★ 
OBSERVER
"Gilpin makes excellent use of the settings, grounding proceedings in reality from the start... A capable cast is supported by an ingeniously screened community chorus; the images of not always appropriate feet for the shoe-fitting scene are wittily presented."
THE REVIEWS HUB
"a creative and innovative use of visual and still images"
★★★★ 
FAIRY POWERED PRODUCTIONS
"Beautiful and recognisable sets, a loveable cast, plenty of humour, and some particularly great editing make this show as charming as the Prince himself."
LIVING NORTH

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