Opera MODO’s upcoming production of La Cenerentola (Cinderella) will be a one-of-a-kind, immersive event. Retelling this classic fairy tale as a modern reflection on the relationship between art and artifice in 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, complete with chamber orchestra, a chorus of cater-waiters serving custom-made cocktails, and one fierce drag queen fairy godmother.