Ballets de Monte-Carlo artistic director Jean-Christophe Maillot strips Sergei Prokofiev's “Cinderella” down to its bare bones in a reading of the classic tale by Charles Perrault that treats the characters like real people rather than fairy-tale figures. The acclaimed ensemble will perform at the Athens Concert Hall on December 21, 23, 25 and 27 (starting at 8 p.m.) and on December 22, 26, 28 and 29 (starting at 5 and 9 p.m.). Tickets range from 30 to 80 euros.
Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali & Vassilissis Sofias,
tel 210.728.2333, www.megaron.gr