Creative Quarter Over the Water

‘When I do something, I do it in spite of water, fire, society, the whole world!’ said Pauline Viardot: the most famous romantic heroine you’ve never heard of. A household name across Europe during the late 19th century, the Parisian composer and mezzo-soprano led an extraordinary life; she was a true star of the time but is now largely unknown.

Join the Viardot revival with this elegant retelling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. The perfect entertainment for families, and a wonderful introduction to opera with sumptuous melodies, soaring vocal lines and a lot of laughter and smiles.

This production played to sell-out audiences at Buxton International Festival in 2021 and received national critical acclaim.