Cinderella presented as 90-minute Met Opera broadcast on New Year’s Day

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 12:00pm
    ROCKLAND — A 90-minute, English language version of Massenet’s Cendrillon, an adaptation of Cinderella, will be presented as a Metropolitan Opera Live in HD simulcast at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, January 1 at 1 p.m.
    An Encore presentation will take place Tuesday, January 11 at 1 p.m.
    In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–2018 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. 
    The Strand Theatre’s Covid-19 safety protocols for Met Opera presentations include setting the auditorium capacity at 30%, or 100 seats per show; providing reserved seating with a buffer of empty seats around each group; and requiring all patrons and staff to wear masks for the duration of their stay. Please refer to the Strand Theatre website or call (207) 594-0070 for more information.
    The estimated run time is 1 hour and 35 minutes. Tickets cost $27 for adults, $25 for Strand members, and $15 for students 18 and under and college students with ID. Encore tickets cost $23 for adults, $15 for Strand members, and $5 for Students 18 and under and college students with ID.
    All tickets are for reserved seats and are available at; by calling (207) 594-0070; or at the box office when the theater is open for shows, and one hour before each opera show time. 
    For more information visit, call (207) 594-0070, email The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street in Rockland.