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Opera at USC presents French fairy tale, ‘Cendrillon’

The University of South Carolina Opera will present “Cendrillon,” a French opera based on the Cinderella fairy tale, Feb. 25-27 on the Drayton Hall stage.

All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for general admission, $15 for seniors, faculty, staff and military and $5 for students and can be purchased by calling 803-777-0058.

“Cendrillon,” performed in French, is a four-act opera originally conceived and performed in the late 1800s in Brussels and Milan. It gained popularity across Europe and in New York City in 1912 and is still widely performed today.

Lucette, or Cendrillon, will be played by Stephanie Beinlich, a graduate student in music performance, on Feb. 25 and 27; undergraduate Kelly Alfonzo will play the character on Feb. 26. Music performance graduate students Ginger Jones and Diana Amos will play Madame de la Haltière and the fairy godmother, respectively. Doctoral student John Pritchard will play Prince Charming.

For more information about “Cendrillon” and other USC Opera performances, contact Ellen Schlaefer, opera director, at


Lucette (Cendrillon) -- Stephanie Beinlich (2/25 & 2/27), Kelly Alfonzo (2/26)
Madame de la Haltiere -- Ginger Jones
Prince Charming -- John Pritchard
La Fee (Fairy Godmother) -- Diana Amos
Noemie -- Katy Hinson
Dorothee -- Kelsey Harrison
Pandolfe -- Michael LaRoche
The King -- John Callison
Master of Ceremonies -- Stann Gwynn
Dean of the Faculty -- Zach Marshall
First Minister -- Robert Duffie
Spirit #1 -- Caitlyn Oenbrink
Spirit #2 -- Rebecca Wood
Spirit #3 -- Katie Leitner
Spirit #4 -- Noelle Goel
Spirit #5 -- Ann Louise Glasser
Spirit #6 -- Ashlee Poole
Chorus: (servants, guests, etc.) Selby Sessler, Jennifer Leaphart, Pam Keesler Jordan Harper, Sara Beth Shelton, Jessica Clanton Michael Gray, Barry Sharrock, Evan Broadhead, Ian Pritchard, Robert Duffie
Page #1 -- Vanessa Sanderson
Page #2 -- Lilith Hutton
Kitchen Helper #1 Camille Carson
Kitchen Helper #2 -- Annie Dickson-Vandevelde


  • What: French opera based on the Cinderella fairy tale
  • Who: Opera at USC to perform
  • When: Feb. 25-27
  • Where: Drayton Hall stage

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 02/21/11 @ 1:45 PM | Updated: 02/21/11 @ 1:49 PM | Permalink