Cendrillon (2019)

the most beloved fairytale of all time

Music by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Henri Caïn

Sung in French with projected English supertitles

Agassiz Theatre • 5 James Street, Cambridge, MA

Recruiting such a large company adds up to an impressive achievement in itself, but what was most remarkable was the musically and dramatically satisfying result — good singing, good acting and stage presence, excellent cooperation among a complicated ensemble constantly in motion.
— The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Harvard College Opera dares you to dream in Massenet’s stunning rendition of the most beloved fairy tale of all time. Alongside deeply human moments of tragedy and hardship, Cinderella finds her happily ever after in this irresistible opera of beauty, whimsy, and love.

Performances

WEEK 1

Friday, February 1st at 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 3rd at 2:00 PM + Fairytale Matinée*

WEEK 2

Friday, February 8th at 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 9th at 6:00 PM + Third Annual Opera Gala
Sunday, February 10th at 12:00 PM

*Featuring a meet-and-greet with the cast for families and children. 

This production was funded in part by a grant from Harvard’s Office for the Arts.

Cast

Cendrillon … Arianna Paz ’19
La Fée … Natalie Choo ’22
Madame de la Haltière ... Rebecca Thau ’20
Le Prince Charmant … Samuel Rosner ’20
Pandolfe … Alexander Chen ’22
Noémie … Hagar Adam
Dorothée … Ruva Chigwedere ’21
Le Roi … James Rose ’22
Spirit … Bo Choi ’18
Le Surintendant des plaisirs, Le Doyen … Max Herman
Le Premier Ministre … Christian Carson

Chorus ... Peyton Dunham, Kayla Johnson, Katherine Lazar, Max Herman, Jack Keller, Cobi Tadros, Katharine Courtemanche, Elizabeth Wu, Evelynne Fulda, Cara Kupferman, Isabella Kopits, Christian Carson, Nik Boström, James Rose, Bo Choi

Dancers … Erin Aslami, Laura Coe, Phoebe Suh

STAFF

Music Director … Benjamin P. Wenzelberg ’21
Stage Director … Madeleine Snow ’20
Financial Producer …Frances Choi ’21
Publicity Producer … Jessica Shand ’21
Technical Producer … Faith Ng ’22
Associate Financial Producer … James Rose ’22
Co-Stage Manager … Nick Fahy ’22
Co-Stage Manager … Clarence Chan ’20
Assistant Conductors … Jarod Stone ’21, Tristan Yang ’21, Kyra Teboe ‘22, April Chen ’22, Caleb Ren ’21, Mateo Lincoln ’20
Orchestra Manager … Jarod Stone ’21
Orchestra Adviser … Rachel Clemens ’19
Chorus Manager … Katherine Lazar ’21
Technical Director ... Jonathan Castillo ’21
Assistant Technical Director … Serena Chen ’22
Paint Charge … Molly Wieringa ’19
Set Designer … Sabrina Richert ’20
Light Designer … Charlie O’Mara ’20
Assistant Light Designer … Daphne Kaxiras ’21
Co-Costume Designer … Marta Pawluczuk ’22
Co-Costume Designer … Emily Murdock ’22
Co-Props Designer … Abraham Joyner-Meyers ’21
Co-Props Designer … Abraham Rebollo ’21

orchestra

Violin 
Allison Pao
Bobae Johnson
Diana Wang
Joyce Lu
Jacquelyn Ho
Elizabeth Propst

Viola
Alex Koller
Sophie Choate
Angie Shoemaker

Cello
Yasmin Luthra
Danielle Davis
Esther Um

Double Bass
Jesse Dale
Claire Murphy

Flute
Jessica Shand
Karissa Huang
Jenny Wang

Oboe
Annika McDermott-Hinman
Rachel Clemens

Clarinet
Kofi Kwapong
Sasha Barish

Bassoon
Laura Reyes
Paul Georgoulis
Eli Holmes

French Horn 
Ariel Silverman
Adeline Martin

Trumpet
Patrick Sanguineti 
Avril Saavedra

Percussion
Kai Trepka
Matthias Pergams
Leigh Wilson
Eric Przybyl

Harp
Anna Kirby