Rudolf Nureyev will appear in two performances of "Cinderella" during the Paris Opera Ballet's June 14-19 engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.
Nureyev, artistic director of the company, will dance the role of the Producer at 8 p.m. June 14 and at 2 p.m. June 19. Nureyev has placed the action in 1930s Hollywood: The prince is now a leading man in search of a new leading lady, and the fairy godmother is a producer-director intent on creating a star.
The opening-night cast will include Sylvie Guillem as Cinderella; Charles Jude as the Handsome Actor; Isabelle Guerin and Monique Loudieres as the Stepsisters; Georges Piletta as the Stepmother, and Jean-Pierre Franchetti as the Dance Teacher.
Casting for the remainder of the run:
--June 15, 8 p.m.: Elisabeth Platel (Cinderella); Laurent Hilaire (Handsome Actor); Florence Clerc and Clotilde Vayer (Stepsisters); Bernard Boucher (Stepmother); Jacques Namont (Dance Teacher); Michael Denard (Producer).