The 12-year-old composer Alma Deutscher

The Packard Humanities Institute and Opera San José
present the American premiere of Cinderella
at the California Theatre in San Jose
December 16–21, 2017.

Alma Deutscher's Cinderella is based on the fairy tale, but music itself has become the central theme of the story. The setting is an opera company run by the stepmother, who inherited it from Cinderella’s father when he died. Cinderella herself is a composer with beautiful melodies springing into her head, but she is not accepted by her new family, especially the step-sisters, who are vain would-be divas. The prince is a poet, and the story is about the Prince searching for the lost melody for his poem (rather than a lost slipper).

Alma Deutscher is a remarkable young composer, pianist and violinist who lives in England. She will also perform her own Violin Concerto on December 2–3 with Symphony Silicon Valley.

Here are some things to read about Alma:

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Tickets are now available from Opera San José at (408) 437-4450.

Performances: Dec. 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 2017 (Dec. 17, 19, 21 are matinees)