VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Opera presents Massenet's enchanting adaptation of "Cinderella," a cherished fairy tale worldwide, April 27 and 28 in Aalfs Auditorium.
Set at the French Moulin Rouge, the audience will witness Cinderella's quest for the Bohemian ideals of truth, beauty, freedom and love against all odds. With some of the most magical moments in all of opera, this Cinderella story will delight audiences of all ages.
Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite fairy tale characters.
Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A., directs the production, while Luis Viquez, D.M.A., conducts. The cast includes 23 students, and the orchestra consists of 11 players.
"It has been such a joy working on this production, which features equal parts romance and comedy, with some surprises as well," said Gesteland. "The music is charming, vivacious and irresistible with something for everyone. This cast and orchestra are doing an amazing job of bringing the magic to life, both visually and aurally.”
"Cinderella" by Jules Massenet (sung in English with supertitles)
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.
Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall
Tickets available by cash or check at the door : $12 Adults/ $6 for students with I.D./ $5 Children 12 and under
About USD Opera
USD Opera is a multiple national award-winning program. Most recently, the program won an honorable mention for The American Prize in Opera Performance in 2018. Training and performance opportunities for students interested in the art of opera are available through USD Opera. Every semester, students enrolled in opera workshop have the opportunity to study and perform operatic literature from the common practice period as well as contemporary lyric theater.