Fifth Grade goes to the Opera
On Monday the 5th grade went to see the opera “Cendrillon”. It was the story of Cinderella sung in complete French. It was about a girl named Lucette. She was treated very poorly by her stepmother and stepsisters. When she finds out her stepsisters are going to the ball, she wanted to go too but knew that her stepmother would never allow it. While Lucette is asleep, her fairy godmother, gave her a beautiful gown, glass slippers and the power of confidence. Her glass slippers had a power that nobody would recognize her as long as she had the shoes on. At the ball everyone looks at her grace and beauty. The prince immediately falls in love with her. At midnight she dropped one of her glass slippers and ran home before her stepmother came home with her stepsisters and realized that she was gone. Lucette made it home in time. She overheard her stepmother saying that the prince and everyone at the ball made fun and mocked the mystery girl. Lucette runs to her room and falls into a deep sleep. When she woke up she thought it was all a dream. When the prince announces to have all the women in the land to come to his palace to try on the glass slipper. After it doesn’t fit anyone, Lucette comes in her ball gown and the shoe fit. A lot of the details and scenes were different than the original story that most people are familiar with. For example, in this story her father is alive but is just too afraid to stand up to the stepmother. It was a very long show but it was also very interesting. It was a very good show even if it was just a dress rehearsal.