PBS Announces Broadcast Dates for the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Cinderella’ Starring Isabel Leonard

By David Salazar
(Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Cinderella” is set to make its premiere on Great Performances at the Met on May 8, 2022.

Audiences in the New York metro area will get to see the opera on Sunday, May 15, 2022 on THIRTEEN.

The opera stars Isabel Leonard in the title role alongside Emily D’Angelo as Prince Charming, Jessica Pratt as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe and Laurent Naouri as her guardians. The production by Laurent Pelly is presented in an all-new English translation by Kelley Rourke and conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.

Anthony Roth Costanzo hosts the presentation.

When the production first debuted in 2017-18, OperaWire noted that “it was a magical evening through and through and the general laughter suggested that Pelly and the exquisite cast succeeded in immersing the audience fully into the story… Maybe ‘Cendrillon’ shouldn’t be a one-off deal and has the potential to give younger audiences an experience previously reserved for a handful of operas. Should be interesting to see as the production continues to grow in coming performances.”