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Cendrillon 2006Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)

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2006 saw the institution of an impressive scheme whereby the Academy in Glasgow mounted a production every January in collaboration with Scottish Opera, using the company's orchestra and technical facilities. For this first effort, students also came from the St Petersburg State Conservatory, dancers from the Senior Associates Programme of Scottish Ballet.

The enterprise got off to a highly promising start with this thoroughly enjoyable production which immediately showed the scale of justified ambition to be revealed in subsequent years. Massenet's lovely opera is rarely performed in Britain and was hitherto unknown in Scotland - indeed Massenet of any kind is a rarity here. Perhaps the designs were not ideally charming, but the only quibble in the casting lay with the decision to use a tenor as the prince - his music sounds sweeter at the original mezzo pitch, though there were certainly no complaints about the performance of Adam Magee in that role.

Performance Cast

Lucette known as 'Cendrillon'

Yulia Simonova (Jan 26; Feb 3)

Susan Boyd (Jan 28; Feb 1)

Pandolfe Lucette's father

James Arthur (Jan 26; Feb 3)

Nikolai Shamov (Jan 28; Feb 1)

Madame de la Haltière Pandolfe's second wife

Olesya Petrova (Jan 26; Feb 3)

Elizabeth Key (Jan 28; Feb 1)

Noémie Madame's elder daughter

Helene Dahlberg

Dorothée Madame's second daughter

Una McMahon

Prince Charmant

Adam Magee

La Fée

Elizabeth Traill (Jan 26; Feb 3)

Olga Pudova (Jan 28; Feb 1)

Le Roi

Whitaker Mills

Doyen du Faculté

Austin Gunn

Surintendent des plaisirs

Douglas Nairne

Premier Ministre

Anders Östberg

Performance DatesCendrillon 2006

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

26 Jan, 19.30 28 Jan, 19.30

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

1 Feb, 19.15 3 Feb, 19.15

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