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Cendrillon (‘Cinderella’)(ii)locked

  • Rodney Milnes

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Conte de fées in four acts by Jules Massenet to a libretto by Henri Cain after Charles Perrault’s fairy-tale of the same title (published in Contes de ma mère l’oye, 1698); Paris, Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart), 24 May 1899.

Preliminary plans for Cendrillon were apparently laid at the Cavendish Hotel, Jermyn Street (later made famous by its flamboyant proprietress Rosa Lewis), when Massenet and Cain were in London for the première of ...

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