Prokofiev’s Cinderella In A Brothel? Permission Denied!

The Latvian National Opera has been prohibited by the Sergei Prokoviev estate from performing its production of the composer’s ballet Cinderella after setting the classic children’s story in a brothel. “Prokofiev’s family feels very strongly that if you are going to present a new storyline, you should employ one of the many talented new composers to write new music for you.”

Source: BBC - 09/01/05