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Cendrillon by Jules Massenet Cendrillon by Jules Massenet

Cendrillon by Jules Massenet


Grand Theater
This is not quite the Cinderella story we all know. … Instead, Pelly's production is at its effervescent best in busy scenes such as the ball, where a seemingly never-ending line of hopeful princesses, costumed as if by Galliano reimagining Tenniel in topiary, hope to outcharm Prince Charming – or to scare him into submission. The Guardian ★★★★


Mr. Pelly’s direction allows ample room for the opera’s sentiment and humor to shine through. Much has been made of the contrasting musical styles in “Cendrillon”— tender love music for the main couple, pseudo-Baroque music to suggest an aristocratic ambiance, Mendelsohnian delicacy for the fairy scenes. New York Times
Laurent Pelly’s production struck a delicate balance between the formal and absurd aspects of the opera while at the same time giving ample room for the heady romance. Seen and Heard International

A vibrant and enchanting spectacle, the annual flagship NTT opera production, Cendrillon, is brought to life by a collaboration among the Royal Opera House, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Belgium, Opéra de Lille in France, and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain. Ingenious French director Laurent Pelly's fantastical vision adds a stylish and romantic touch to the beloved tale. Featuring beautiful love duets and lively ballets, the production transforms Massenet's four-act opera into a colorful storybook. Joining hands with acclaimed conductor LIN Chin-chao,the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and an exceptional international cast, this production infuses the timeless fairy tale with romance, humor, and a captivating journey into a world of wonder.

Featured Artists
LIN Chin-chao

LIN Chin-chao


Zuzanna Nalewajek

Zuzanna Nalewajek

Cendrillon (12/14 & 12/16)

Anne-Lise Polchlopek

Anne-Lise Polchlopek

Cendrillon (12/15 & 12/17 )



Le Prince Charmant (12/14 & 12/16 )

Jelena Kordic

Jelena Kordic

Le Prince Charmant (12/15 & 12/17)

Judith Spießer

Judith Spießer

La Fée (12/14 & 12/16 )

HUANG Li-chin

HUANG Li-chin

La Fée (12/15 & 12/17 )

Julie Pasturaud

Julie Pasturaud

Madame de la Haltière (12/14 & 12/16 )

CHEN Pei-chi

CHEN Pei-chi

Madame de la Haltière (12/15 & 12/17 )

WANG Yu-hsin

WANG Yu-hsin


CHEN Chi-an

CHEN Chi-an

Le Surintendant des plaisirs

WEN Ing-jie

WEN Ing-jie

Le Premier Ministre



Le Doyen de la Faculté

Artistic and Creative Team

National Symphony Orchestra (NSO)

Founded in 1986, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is affiliated with the National Performing Arts Center, also known as the Taiwan Philharmonic, and has been hailed as one of the best orchestras in Asia. Under the leadership of music director Jun Märkl since January 2022, the NSO aspires to resonate throughout the world as the cultural ambassador of Taiwan, the NSO performs throughout Taiwan, but also tours regularly overseas, having performed in such musical centers as in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles. The NSO works regularly with internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists like Lorin Maazel, Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, and Mstislav Rostropovich.  The orchestra’s extensive and varied activities include much chamber music, work with dance companies, opera productions, and out-reach events at nursing homes, mountain villages, and underprivileged communities.


NTT Choir

Newly founded in 2020, the NTT Choir consists of members recruited through open auditions. Members receive professional vocal and stage training, and will take part in the National Taichung Theater's annual opera productions.


Creative Team

Conductor / LIN Chin-chao

Director / Laurent Pelly

Set Design / Barbara de Limburg

Costume Design / Laurent Pelly, Jean-Jacques Delmotte

Light Design / Duane Schuler

Choreography / Laura Scozzi

Revival Choreography & Assistant Director / Karine Girard

Conductor Assistant & French Diction Coach / Étienne Lemieux-Després

Vocal Coach / HSU Chia-chi

Chorus Master / LIN Hui-fen

Rehearsal Pianist / SU Ying-chu


12/14 & 12/16

Cendrillon / Zuzanna Nalewajek

Le Prince Charmant / Jo-Pei WENG

La Fée / Judith Spießer

Madame de la Haltière / Julie Pasturaud


12/15 & 12/17

Cendrillon / Anne-Lise Polchlopek

Le Prince Charmant / Jelena Kordić

La Fée / HUANG Li-chin

Madame de la Haltière / CHEN Pei-chi


Pandolfe / CHAO Fang-hao

Noémie / LAI Chueh-yu

Dorothée / WANG Yu-hsin

Le Roi / CHEN Han-wei

Le Surintendant des plaisirs / CHEN Chi-an

Le Premier Ministre / WEN Ing-jie

Le Doyen de la Faculté / Ray CHUANG


National Symphony Orchestra

NTT Choir


Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, L’Opéra de Lille and Gran Teatre del Liceu. The original production was by the Santa Fe Opera. This production was first seen at the Royal Opera House, London on 5 July 2011.


Cendrillon by Jules Massenet




Grand Theater

Seating & Views

Approx. 170 minutes with a 20-minute intermission


Performed in French with Chinese and English surtitles


(Thu. & Fri.) 600/1000/1500/2400/3000/3600/4200/5200

(Sat. & Sun.) 900/1600/2000/2600/3200/3800/4800/6000



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Ticketing Info

August 1st 12:00 - August 8th 11:59 NTT member pre-sale

August 8th 12:00 - General ticket sales


【Member Early Bird Limited Time Offer】

August 1st 12:00 - August 8th 11:59: All NTT membership card holders can enjoy a 25% discount on pre-sale tickets.


Package Ticket Offers

● Princess Package: Purchase any one show of Cendrillon with at least one ticket of R&J and others or Apostating Time and receive a 20% discount.


General Ticket Offers

● 10% - 25% off for NTT membership card holders.

● 10% discount for members of National Theater and Concert Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), NSO.

● Credit card purchases: 10% discount for CTBC Bank, E.SUN Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank, Bank SinoPac, Cathay United Bank credit card holders.

● 50% discount: Persons with disabilities and one companion, senior citizens aged 65 and above.

● Group ticket discount: When purchasing 20 or more tickets for a single program, please make your inquiry by calling 04-2251-1777.


Important Notes

● Only one discount offer can be applied per purchase.

● Refunds for package tickets must be processed as a whole and cannot be refunded individually. If the package tickets include different shows, the refund must be processed at least one day prior to the day of the first show. Package tickets cannot be exchanged.


Approx. 170 minutes with a 20-minute intermission

※Performed in French with Chinese and English surtitles

※Suggested for ages 7 and above



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