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  • Musical work commissioned by Roald Dahl Foundation in 2003
  • Composed by Russian composer Vladimir Tarnopolsi
  • Libretto by Donald Sturrock
  • Performances:
    • World premiere at Barbican, London, 2003
      • Conducted by Peter Ash
      • Performed by London Schools Symphony Orchestra
    • Russian premiere at Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2015 (details)
      • Conducted by Ivan Stolbov
      • Performed by The Mariinsky Youth Orchestra and Children’s Chorus

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Cinderella is an ambitious addition to the canon of Roald Dahl music commissions. 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.