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Music by Vladimir Tarnopolski

Text adapted by Donald Sturrock

For narrator/s, children's chorus, professional ensemble, children's string orchestra and flexiband

30-40 minutes

Published by Peters Edition

"A resounding success... a welcome addition to the youth repertoire."

Opera Magazine

© Quentin Blake
LSSO - Cinderella London Premiere
LSSO Cinderella rehearsals
LSSO Cinderella rehearsals
LSSO Cinderella rehearsals
Liccy Dahl - LSSO Cinderella rehearsals
LSSO Cinderella rehearsals
Mariinsky Youth Orchestra & Chorus - Cinderella Russian Premiere

Cinderella is an ambitious and characteristically subversive work from the maverick Russian, Vladimir Tarnopolski, with a wide palette that includes hilarious spoofs of both rap music and of 1970s pop music. It is filled with magic and delight. It is principally scored for young players and singers, but there is also an optional "add-on" professional ensemble element. The work has been designed to be uniquely flexible to the requirements of schools and youth orchestras and can be presented in a variety of forms - from choruses with narrator and piano, to the full version with professional ensemble, string orchestra and flexiband. The Mariinsky Thetare in St Petersburg recently presented a fully choreographed version of Cinderella.


1-4 Narrator/s

string orchestra, flexiband, optional professional ensemble (18 players)


A chamber version for 22 players is also available.

The piece is incredibly flexible in its orchestration. The forces have ranged from over 200 adults and children on stage to smaller presentations with a narrator, chamber orchestra and one singer.



Russian and Norwegian



A and C Black Schools Musical version


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London Schools Symphony Orchestra/Ash,

Barbican, 2003



The Mariinsky Youth Philharmonic and Children’s Chorus/Stolbov

Mariinsky Theatre, 2016

Recent performances have taken place in Bergen and St Petersburg.

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