Our New Opera on Radio Sheffield


Today on Paulette Edwards’ BBC Radio Sheffield you can hear Oliver Gildea (Des) and Sarah Kinsey (Donna) singing, and Robert Webb and Stephen Holmes being interviewed about Donna and Her Mobile.

Listen to the interview below:-

Also here is a clip of Sarah Ashton as Norma in #donnaandhermobile during the Tech rehearsal.

Sarah Ashton as Norma in #donnaandhermobile – tech rehearsal.

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Plus the “Bitches Chorus” Rehearsal!

Tech rehearsal for #donnaandhermobile

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Our new venture

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest, exciting venture – a completely new production of an opera we are writing ourselves, taking some great arias, duets and choruses and weaving them together with new translations into an entirely new story – but one which has all the elements of opera one would expect. Explore our site further for more information.

Find out more here.

Flyer for Donna and her Mobile.

Robert Webb
Musical Director

Cinderella – Opera – Sleep, Dream, Believe…


  • 7.30pm Fri 26 June
  • 2:30pm Sat 27 June
  • 7.30pm Sat 27 June

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Please note, the number of seats are limited – so don’t delay.

Sheffield City Opera Presents -Cinderella

Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1XZ
Music by Jules Massenet
English version by Jeremy Sams
Performed by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited

**For Health and Safety reasons, the Library Theatre cannot accommodate wheelchairs.**



Cinderella: Sarah Richards
Madame de la Haltière (stepmother of Cinderella): Rachel Abbott
Prince Charming: Rebecca Lambert
The Fairy: Lorraine webb
Dorothée, stepsister of Cinderella: Rosie Thickett
Noémie, stepsister of Cinderella: Fiona Constantine
Pandolfe, Cinderella’s father: Jak Laight
The King: Michael Willis


Musical Director: Robert Webb
Artistic Director: Kay Guccione

The story…

Cinderella lives in a grey world. As she stares into the ashes she cannot let herself dream like other girls. Upstairs it’s a riot of screaming colour as the stepsisters try on ball gowns. Their mother gushes as servants run in and out like ants. Comedy piles on comedy as the trio make some truly astonishing style choices.

Enter Fairy Godmother : Cinderella shall go to the ball. For Cinderella’s gown she borrows from the stars, the sun, the moon and a rainbow brushed with snow. Soon Cinderella unfurls into the being she truly is.

At the ball, dazzling days open up for Cinderella and the Prince. Each awakens in the other what otherwise could not be. Then, Cinderella in her haste loses her glass slipper – a slipper made of dreams. Without her dreams, Cinderella is lost. So is Prince Charming.

Enter once more the Fairy Godmother. As she raises her wand, her tender voice soars to the stars as she bids the pair ‘sleep, dream, believe…’

Massenet’s music underscores the action with wit, drama, and at times, sheer beauty – music that invites you to dream.

Cinderella – Jules Massenet – Opera 2015

Sheffield City Opera will be performing Cinderella by Jules Massenet in June 2015

This will be at the Library Theatre in Sheffield during week commencing 22nd June 2015.

Current plans are to conduct three performances on 26th and 27th June. The opera will be sung in English.

If you would like to be involved in our production contact us now on info@sheffieldcityopera.com or ring 07547 230632

In preparation, Sheffield City Opera is conducting auditions in Sheffield on Sunday, 1st February 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00pm for the various singing roles in Cinderella.
A second date of Sunday, 8th February (2pm to 5pm) has been arranged for any follow up auditions or for those who cannot make the first date.

If you are interested in auditioning with us, please let me know by return and I will provide further details in due course.

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Cast and Production Team


Margerita:    Chloe Seywell
Faust:    Mark Ellse
Mephistopheles:    Nigel Rothery
Valentine:     Mike Willis
Siebel:    Debra Finch
Wagner:    Jeremy Craven
Marthe:    Mary McCready


Margerita:    Sophia Carroll
Faust:    Gareth Lloyd
Mephistopheles:    Gavin Magenty


Musical Director:    Gavin Usher
Director:    Gavin Magenty
Choreographer:    Hayley Watts
Costume:    Leigh-Anne Schofield

Stage Manager:    Paul Sparshott
Deputy Stage Manager: (DSM)    Hannah Newton
Assistant Stage Manager: (Flying)    TBC – University
Lighting Design:    Pete Brown
Set Design:    David Smith

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