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29 Oct 2007

Kitsch captures the castle

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5be0f4a4-863e-11dc-b00e-0000779fd2ac.html

Cendrillon_small.pngBy Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 29 October 2007]

Massenet’s Cendrillon is many things – a fragile study in Gallic romanticism, a precarious fusion of fantasy, comedy and melancholy, a sophisticated composition that makes knowing references to Debussy and even Wagner, a sensitive ode to adolescent love. It is not, however, a crass cartoon. One wouldn’t have guessed that on Saturday, when the New York City Opera introduced a popsy new production that it shares with Karlsruhe, Strasbourg and Montreal.

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