The Norwegian National Ballet invites you to the ball! The tale of the impoverished maiden who became a princess is brought to life in the Main House by the entire company, young dancers from the Norwegian National Ballet School and a full orchestra. There are soloist roles for the Fairy Godmother, the Jester and the Prince, not to mention the demanding title role. The Norwegian National Ballet version also offers a humorous twist, with the roles of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters taken by male dancers.
«A fairytale ballet that has everything,» said VG in 2010. «As all the fairies make their entrances, the scene shifts from one beautiful backdrop to the next. The costumes glitter as they should in a fairytale ballet, and emphasise and help to bring to life the various characters.»
And since Cinderella finally gets even with all her tormentors, we venture to suggest that Cinderella is a feel-good production for the whole family.
Prokofiev wrote the music for Cinderella during the Second World War, and it finally premiered in 1945 at the Bolshoi Theatre. He said that with the music he had tried to colour the characters – tender, dreamy Cinderella, the shy, subdued father, the evil stepmother, the selfish, insufferable sisters and the passionate prince – so that listeners could share in their joys and sorrows.