Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season. The ballet’s opening night in 1948, featuring Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles, was received rapturously. After over a decade away from the Royal Opera House stage, Ashton’s timeless reworking of Charles Perrault’s famous rags-to-riches story returns, showcasing the choreographer’s deft musicality and the beauty of Prokofiev’s transcendent score. A creative team steeped in the magic of theatre, film, dance and opera brings a new atmosphere to Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, handsome princes and finding true love.
This Season will be the Royal Opera House’s biggest Cinema Season ever. Over 2022/23, an astonishing 13 productions from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera will be broadcast to over 1,300 cinemas worldwide, bringing the joy of live performances to audiences from Ireland all the way to New Zealand.