Cinderella at the Festival of Caracalla in Roma
The corps de ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, directed by Eleonora Abbagnato, presents for the first time the modern reinterpretation of Nureyev, created in 1986 for the Paris Opéra; the score by Serge Prokofiev is entrusted to the young conductor Alessandro Cadario, in his debut with the Capitoline Lirico orchestra.
It will be up to Rebecca Bianchi to revive Cinderella’s emotions and dreams on stage. Michele Satriano will be her prince, while Alessio Rezza will be the film producer. The two stepsisters Alessandra Amato and Susanna Salvi will take dance lessons from the master Claudio Cocino. The staging of the Opéra National in Paris is designed by Petrika Ionesco for the sets and Hanae Mori for the costumes. The lights are curated by Jean-Michel Désiré and the videos by Igor Renzetti. In Nureyev’s three-act version, taken up by Aleth Francillon, Gillian Whittingham and Benjamin Pech under the supervision of Eleonora Abbagnato, Prokofiev’s score is kept in its entirety.