Laurent Pelly’s ‘Cendrillon’ Headed to Taiwan’s National Taichung Theater

By David Salazar
(Credit: Ken Howard)

The National Taichung Theater is set to present Massenet’s “Cendrillon” this December.

The production by Laurent Pelly will be conducted by Chin-Chao Lin. The opera features two casts. The central role of Cendrillon will be shared by I-Chiao Shih and Anne-Lise Polchlopek and the role of Prince Charmant will be split between Jo-Pei Weng and Jelena Kordić. Other cast members include Judith Speisser and Li Chin Huang as La Fée as well as Lai Chueh-yu, Yu Hsin Wang, Julian Lo, Fang-Hao Chao, Chen Han Wei, Chaung Yun-ray, Chi-An Chen, and Ing-Jie Wen.

The performances are scheduled for Dec. 14-17, 2023.

The Pelly productions previously premiered at the Royal Opera House and Metropolitan Opera.