Cendrillon - December 13 - December 15, 2019

North Broward Preparatory School


Dan Bates, Director


I’m thrilled to welcome you to North Broward Preparatory School’s opera production of Massanet’s Cendrillon. I am so proud of all the students involved, who have worked so very hard to bring the production to life. I am continuously impressed and proud of our students for taking on such difficult music without batting an eye.


Cinderella is one of the classic fairy tales that everyone knows, whether it be from Disney’s magical cartoon, the Grimm brothers’ dark tale or, live-action movie version reimaginings. Massanet takes his version of the story from the French author Charles Perrault, but retains the themes that we know and love; true love that supersedes wealth and rank, a fairy godmother who magically dresses our heroine, and the famous glass slipper left behind for our love-struck Prince.


In true operatic fashion, this production is the culmiation of many teams of teachers and students from our school who have made this gorgeous production possible.


I hope the magic or our production provides the perfect background for our students to tell this age-old story through Massanet's exquisite music.

About  the Director

Daniel Bates is a Voice Teacher and Opera Director at North Broward Preparatory. This is his 5th production with North Broward, having previously directed Gianni Schicchi, Hansel and Gretel, Le Nozze di Figaro, and a double-bill of The Telephone and Old Maid and the Thief.


 As an operatic performer, Daniel has proven himself to be a rising talent, recognized for his passionate and emotional singing. This season Daniel will be returning to Shreveport Opera and Ithaca Opera. Last season, Daniel made his international debut with Israeli Opera in The Passenger. He sang with the Syracuse Opera, and performed concerts with Symphoria, Arts at Grace, and the Binghamton Downtown Singers. 


Recently, Daniel performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Anchorage Opera, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and First Coast Opera.


Daniel has been a young artist at Florida Grand Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, Shreveport Opera, Opera Saratoga and Utah Festival Opera. He performed the world premiere roles in Cold Mountain at Santa Fe Opera and on the live recording which was nominated for a Grammy.


Daniel has received distinguished awards from the Sullivan Foundation, the Giulio Gari Foundation, the NSAL Vocal Competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.


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