Dream Cendrillon

Massenet’s Cendrillon is an interesting take on the Cinderella story. ┬áThere are a lot of references in the libretto, especially in acts 3 and 4, to suggest that it’s all really a dream. So maybe it’s not unreasonable for Barbara Mundel and Olga Motta in their 2017 Freiburg production to riff of that and give us elements that don’t, at first blush, make sense. ┬áDreams are like that. It would also explain why, in many scenes, Lucette seems to be more of a spectator than a participant.

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