City Lyric Opera to Present Historic Performance of Pauline Viardot’s ‘Cinderella’

By David Salazar

City Lyric Opera is set to present the New York premiere of Pauline Viardot’s “Cinderella” this holiday season.

The performances, which are set for Dec. 16-18 at A.R.T. New York, will feature Shaina Martinez-Azzopardi in the title role, with tenor Nicholas Huff as the Prince. Other cast members include Linda Collazo, Allie Altieri, Corey Don, and Joseph Parrish. Rose Freeman directs a production conducted by Michelle Rofrano. Dmitry Glivinskiy will perform at the piano.

“On behalf of City Lyric Opera’s staff, I cannot emphasize enough how grateful we are to be returning to live, staged performances. Our all-female production team has been anticipating this day for a long time. Surprisingly, the fully-staged version of Viardot’s ‘Cinderella’ has never been shared with New York audiences before. We look forward to returning to the stage with the resurrection of this operatic gem,” said City Lyric Opera co-founder Megan Gillis.

“Cinderella” represents City Lyric Opera’s first live, in-person production since November 2019.