Opera MODO’s upcoming production of La Cenerentola (Cinderella) will be a one-of-a-kind event at NEW CENTER PARK. Retelling this classic fairy tale as a modern reflection on the relationship between art and artifice is designer/director Moníka Essen, who will create new works of art for the set, props and costumes for this production. To give the story a truly modern voice, we will present this Italian opera using a hilarious new English translation, created especially for this unique production. In addition, Opera MODO’s free smartphone app will provide cast and crew biographies, a synopsis, and live scene updates to audience members. Local singers, musicians, cast and crew will collaborate to tell this timeless story, along with a chorus of cater-waiters, and one fierce drag queen fairy godmother.