“The True Story of Cinderella” opera’s first performance was Thursday, February 11 in Buchanan Hall. This production was full of humor, drama, and talented actors with amazing voices that kept the crowd laughing.
Audience members were very satisfied with the performance.
“The performance was good, the pacing was fantastic. I thought that they did a great job on the casting,” said Jef Firestone, an audience member. “It was nice to have an opera that wasn’t very long.”
The performance was all done in such perfect time, the length of the opera was indeed only an hour and 15 minutes. The first night was fairly successful, selling $80 worth of tickets. This great turnout was due to having opening night the same night as the Harlem Globetrotters came into town.
This particular fairytale was told in a whole new way. Not only did Cinderella end up saving the prince but everyone ends living happily ever after, including the evil step sisters.
“I thought they did a great job, it was hysterical and smart. I’d definitely see it again,” said student Anna George.
All of the performers seemed to have great chemistry with each other, and they made sure to bond with the audience while performing.