FROM THE 12th to 19th DECEMBER don’t miss Cenerentolina – little Cinderella at the Grand Theatre de Genève – for the little ones.
Cinderella and her stepfather — because like a lot of things in this story it’s the other way round — Alidoro and the Prince, along with the Twin Sisters who make a sterling contribution to this merry mess, are ready turn the world topsy-turvy before starting to rebuild it as a better place, where dreams become real, even if the final results are a little lopsided and kooky. This show gives a healthy makeover to a rather conventional and gendered fairytale. A bespoke musical quintet follows the characters of this Pretty Woman-esque story, taking you in the twinkling of an eye from rags to riches and from evil to good. Cenerentolina ( our “Little Cinderella”) comes to sparkle in the recently renovated Grand Théâtre main foyer: a hall of mirrors to which this performance will add an intimate and fairy-like atmosphere. Director Sandra Pocceschi and her team take us on a journey between reality and action, from real live singers to hologram-like mirror images. A journey for the senses in Rossini’s ebullient world and the glitzy, Victorian splendour of Geneva’s old opera house. A journey of enchantment, which also says a lot about social inequality.
For children from 4 to 10 years old.
12 to 19 December
Grand Theatre de Genève