Live at Heritage Center presents Cinderella

Mar 17, 2016 | S.Ortman

Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, continues its third annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Cinderella, performed by OPERA Iowa, the Des Moines Metro Opera’s educational touring troupe, on Friday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. The show is recommended for children 5 years of age and older.

WHAT:                  Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Cinderella

WHEN:                  Friday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:                John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

TICKETS:              $13-$15 adults, $11-$13 UD alumni, $9 for students

For OPERA Iowa’s 30th anniversary season, Gioachino Rossini’s version of the classic-fairy tale Cinderella is a vocal and comedic romp. A wise magician takes the place of a fairy godmother and Cinderella’s father rants and raves instead of a wicked stepmother, but nasty stepsisters, Prince Charming, and a glass slipper prove that this is the fairy tale we all know and love. When it’s combined with hilarious characters and situations and set to some of Rossini’s finest music, it becomes comic opera at its most exhilarating and often frenzied best.

OPERA Iowa has performed in nine states throughout the Midwest, in Montana, and even Japan and China to spread the thrill of opera to over 775,000 students and adults. The operas are performed in English with colorful scenery and costumes, theatrical lighting, and musical accompaniment. Cinderella is 1 hour 45 minutes in length with intermission and features an opportunity to meet the cast following the performance.

Tickets may be purchased at the Farber Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at

TH Media serves as the Heritage Center 2015-2016 season presenting media partner.