Opera Daily 🎶 — August 5, 2020

Today we’re listening to…"Ah! que mes soeurs sont heureuses” a mezzo-soprano aria from Act I of the French opera Cendrillon by Jules Massenet. Cendrillon (son-Dree-yonh) is an opera in four acts based on Charles Perrault’s 1698 version of the fairy tale. Frederica von Stade (known in the opera world as “Flicka”) is singing the role of Cinderella here. Massenet’s simple, sweet, and tender melodies combined with Frederica’s vocal beauty, vulnerability, and grace are perfect together. This piece is tender but it sparkles. ✨

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