The entire classical world looks to this young lady – because what she creates is not only of the highest quality always, but also of supra-regional importance. And at just 13 years of age. We’re talking of Alma Deutscher, of course. The British composer, violinist and pianist can already look back on a proud list of works, but she finally composed her first opera “Cinderella”. Thunderous applause and standing ovations were the result of the sold-out performances at the Opera San José. Anyone expecting a work full of childhood fantasies from a child who writes opera will actually be a little disappointed – or rather rewarded with the surprising opposite. Alma Deutscher is often compared to the prodigy Mozart. A flattering comparison, of course. “She would rather be the first Alma than the second Mozart” (Scott Pelley for CBS News). Alma Deutscher’s opera is full of depth, variety and multifaceted richness, as only a young, highly talented girl’s equally experienced, yet equally unbiased view of the fairy tale and the world might allow.

Additional Info

  • No: 8704
  • Composer: Alma Deutscher
  • Conductor: Jane Glover
  • Orchestra: Opera San José Orchestra, Chorus and Dancer
  • Artists: Vanessa Becerra, Jonas Hacker, Mary Dunleavy, Nathan Stark
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 02:30:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Brad Dalton
  • Producers: BFMI, for the Packard Humanities Institute and Opera San José
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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