The Met’s HD Live in Schools program brings live opera performances to students across the nation through high-definition transmissions at their local movie theaters. The Met provides high-definition performance transmissions to school sites in the five boroughs of New York City, where students, teachers, and chaperones watch HD Live in Schools performances free of charge. In the the Bronx, the MET has teamed up with Lehman Stages to provide HD screening in the Lovinger Theatre.
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.