X

30. October 2013

Aschenputtel

Opera by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari for people aged 6 years or older

Housekeeping and tidying up her sisters’ clothes was not what Cinderella (Aschenputtel) had expected of her life. Helpless, dependent and unwanted by her family, she starts to daydream: of dances and balls, friendship and the love of her life. Her desire ...

Housekeeping and tidying up her sisters’ clothes was not what Cinderella (Aschenputtel) had expected of her life. Helpless, dependent and unwanted by her family, she starts to daydream: of dances and balls, friendship and the love of her life. Her desire becomes stronger and stronger until one day she dares to do what she had been forbidden to do. When she meets a young price at a dance, she loses confidence and flees. But the prince has realised that she has a special gift: she is honest. He himself despises the dishonesty at court and starts looking for her everywhere. One day he finds her thanks to the slipper she has lost during her flight. But first he must face her family...

The tale of Cinderella, made famous in the versions by the Brothers Grimm, Bechstein and Perrault, was set to music around 1900 by the German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. The young stage director Eva-Maria Weiss last year received the studio prize from the Götz-Friedrich-Stiftung for best direction in children’s music theatre for her staging of this fairytale. Young singers and musicians from Staatskapelle Berlin perform Wolf-Ferrari’s fairytale opera in an adaptation by Douglas Brown.



    Mitglieder der Staatskapelle Berlin
    approx. 1:00 h | no interval