Cendrillon: Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater

Production photo from Cendrillon: Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater

Composer: Jules Massenet
Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
Conductor: Laurent Pillot

Massenet has always gone down easy…or at least it did…at the second performance of the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater’s perfectly enjoyable production…Chuck Hudson, the director, stuck clearly to his story without too much embellishment…there was much to enjoy in this youthful evening. Anne Midgette, New York Times

The Manhattan School has turned out many fine singers of late, and the current crop is in good hands for this show: those of the increasingly prominent French conductor Laurent Pillot and the experienced, creative director Chuck Hudson. David Shengold, Time Out New York

For its spring production, the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater presented a properly enchanting account of Cendrillon (Cinderella)…its score of crystalline elegance led with a suitably light touch by Laurent Pillot, its action imaginatively guided by Chuck Hudson. Bruce Michael-Gelbert, Opera Magazine (UK), Theatre Scene.net