Ballet in three acts after the music of Sergei Prokofiev
Live from the Lyon National Opera
Produced by Svt-1 and Monarda Arts / RM Arts in association with La Sept, Channel 4 and ZDF


Maguy Marin‘s highly original and magical version of the Cinderella story was an unparalleled success throughout its world tour. Anna Kisselgoff of the New York Times said that Marin‘s “vision reaches back into the universals of everyone‘s childhood – the hurts and joys resonate here with touching depth.“ The characters in her beautifully child-like version of the ballet are live dolls, with real human feelings projected upon them in the way children identify with their real playthings. The story unfolds within a doll‘s house set – The Fairy Godmother resembles a robot, Cinderella goes to the ball in a toy car and the Prince goes in search of his new love on a rocking horse…This performance from the Lyon National Opera stars Françoise Joullié, Dominique Lainé, Jayne Playsted, Danièle Pater and the wonderful Ballet of the Lyon National Opera. Yakov Kreisberg conducts the Lyon National Opera Orchestra.


Available at Arthaus Musik (DVD and Hi-Res Audio Blu ray)



Executive Producer: Christina Hörnblad
Directed for Screen by: Måns Reuterswärd
Cameras: Margaretha Sparre, Raymond Wemmenlov, Jan Wictorinus
Sound: Sven Lilja
Editor: Leif Ahlqvist
Running Time: 87 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Year of production: 1989


Creative Team


Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Additional Music: Jean Schwarz
Conductor: Yakov Kreisberg
Light: John Spradbery
Set and Costume Design: Montserrat Casanova
Choreography: Maguy Marin
Soloists: Francoise Joullié, Dominique Lainé, Jaine Plaisted, Danièle Pater, Patrick Azzopardi, Nathalia Delassis, Sylvie Dhyvetter, Patricia Tolo, Anne-Sylvie Gaches
Ensemble: Ballet and Orchestra of the Lyon National Opera