It would take a heart of stone not to love this fairy tale opera. Alma brings us lovely melodies that create a time and place of pure imagination. Her music seems particularly touching and lovely in the last half (Acts 3 and 4), but never dull or cloying.
I believe that she composed the grand finale just for this production, a scene in which she plays the church's organ and assembles all singers (including her younger sister Helen) on stage for a glorious concluding chorale. Everything about this production is first rate, particularly the young woman who tackles the starring role of Cinderella. Really, the entire ensemble of orchestra, conductor, singers, dancers and the magic kingdom costumes and staging is deserving of the final accolades that they received from the enthusiastic audience in this live performance in English (Blue Ray version) from San Jose. There are plenty of great musical Cinderella productions before Alma's, but hers deserves a place of honor alongside those of Massenet, Rossini, Rogers and Hammerstein and Disney. Of course, all of Alma's many fans eagerly await the next creation of this extraordinary young musician and composer.
- Format: Import
- Language: English
- Subtitles: German, English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH / München
- DVD Release Date: 23 Nov 2018
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- ASIN: B07GRJLW7H