SEATTLE — This isn't the Disney princess story. Rossini's Cinderella is the second show of Seattle Opera's 2019/20 season and takes inspiration from the likes of Charles Dickens and Tim Burton. Stage director Lindy Hume sets the familiar classic in and around an emporium filled with multi-level sets, unexpected twists, and Victorian-era costumes, including two jewel-encrusted ball gowns for the heroine.
Wallis Giunta, a mezzo-soprano making her Seattle Opera debut as the title character, introduces us to a new version of a classic fairy tale with a performance from the production.
Cinderella opens Saturday, Oct. 19 and closes on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Tickets are available online at seattleopera.org, by calling 206.389.7676, or in person at the ticket office located at the Opera Center, 363 Mercer Street. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Groups save at least 20 percent: 206.676.5588 or email@example.com
Seattle Opera will offer a special Family Day presentation of Cinderella at 2 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 27; students age 18 and under pay only $20 for almost any seat. Family Days also feature special student-oriented activities during intermission.