Boston University School of Music’s Opera Institute and School of Theatre Present Cendrillon at BU’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre
The co-production of the beloved Cinderella tale, with music by Jules Massenet and libretto by Henri Caïn comes to BU’s main stage from February 29 – March 3, 2024
This month at the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Music’s Opera Institute and School of Theatre present Cendrillon, from February 29 – March 3, 2024. The opera, with music by Jules Massenet and libretto by Henri Caïn, is helmed by conductor William Lumpkin, with stage direction by Brenna Corner. DMA conducting student Ken Yanagisawa will conduct the final matinee of Cendrillon on March 3.
Cendrillon (Cinderella) is the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption through her discovery of true love. Massenet’s ethereal music carries the audience into a dreamlike world of enchantment. Sung in French with English supertitles; performed with orchestra.
“We are thrilled to share our production of Massenet’s Cendrillon, which will showcase the enormity of talent and artistry through the unique collaborative efforts of the School of Music and School of Theatre,” says William Lumpkin, Artistic Director of BU Opera Institute and Associate Professor of Music. “This timeless tale paired with Massenet’s exquisite score will surely delight and even occasionally amuse you!”
Music by Jules Massenet • Libretto by Henri Caïn
William Lumpkin, conductor • Brenna Corner, stage director
A co-production between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre
Show Dates & Times
- Thursday, February 29 • 7:30pm
- Friday, March 1 • 7:30pm
- Saturday, March 2 • 2:00pm
- Sunday, March 3 • 2:00pm
General admission: $20
Free for BU students, faculty and staff. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for comp codes. Free with BU ID at the box office 30 minutes before curtain, subject to availability.
“This timeless tale paired with Massenet’s exquisite score will surely delight and even occasionally amuse you!”
Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre • BU West Campus • 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline, MA
Street parking is available on and around Commonwealth Avenue. BU parking lots and garages are also available. Booth Theatre’s parking garage can be entered at 128 Essex Street, Brookline, MA.
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The Opera Institute at CFA School of Music is an intensive, highly selective two-year performance-based training program for emerging operatic artists. A professional faculty and renowned guest artists provide personal support and training in all areas pertinent to a career in opera, including voice, acting, languages, and movement styles. Additionally, the Opera Institute also selects undergraduate and graduate singers from the School of Music who demonstrate true operatic potential and have mastered an intermediate integration of acting, vocal, and movement skills for the Opera Theater, Opera Workshop, and Opera Project programs. More at bu.edu/cfa/opera.
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