La Cenerentola

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Portland Opera’s Summer Offerings Include ‘Opera a la Cart’
The Portland Opera has announced a plethora of free, family events for the summer of 2018. The events include a Cinderella Sing-a-Long celebration on July 18, 2018. Those that attend will also receive complimentary ice cream. The event takes place at Director Park. On July 25, 2018, the company will offer a live outdoor simulcast of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” outside on SW Main Street. The event kicks off at 7…
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Manhattan School of Music 2017-18 Review – La Cenerentola: A Solid Production Featuring Aspiring Talent Through & Through
After a delightful performance of Isouard’s "Cendrillon" during their fall 2017 season, Manhattan School of Music (MSM) showcased another version of the beloved story of Cinderella this weekend, with Rossini’s "La Cenerentola. " While still celebrating the success of "The Barber of Seville" and not yet 25-years-old, Gioacchino Rossini met Jacopo Ferretti and together they decided to create "La Cenerentola, Ossia La Bontá In Trionfo."  Both the libretto and music were written…
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Opera Profile: Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’
Aside from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” there is perhaps no more popular opera by Rossini than his interpretation of the immortal Cinderella tale. “Cenerentola” premiered on Jan. 25, 1817, and while it became popular in its early life, it fell out of favor until a Rossini renaissance took place in the second half of the 20th century. Short Plot Summary Angelina, or Cenerentola works as a maid for her stepfather…
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Opéra de Montreal 2017-18 Review – La Cenerentola: Solid Cast Creates Memorable Experience With Rossini Masterpiece
I will kick off this review by noting that it was the first time I had ever seen "Cenerentola" and I was charmed.  It was a magical evening, with great music, excellent singing and loads of comedy and stage business. It began with a fine rendering of the overture by the Orchestre Metropolitan conducted by the Spanish conductor Jose Miguel Perez-Sierra. He was fully in charge of the musicians, who played…
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Deutsche Oper Am Rhein 2017-18 Review – La Cenerentola: Winning Ensemble Cast in Classic Ponnelle Production Remains Pleasing to Audiences
The story of "Cinderella" is one told in many iterations and for good reasons. It’s a feel-good story that is certainly uplifting during trying times. The well-traveled Jean-Pierre Ponnelle version of Rossini’s "La Cenerentola" made a stop this past Sunday at Deutsche Oper Am Rhein in Dusseldorf and it’s not often you witness as many ovations in the opera house as for this matinee. That’s because its appeal is undeniable…
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‘La Cenerentola’ Returns To Opéra de Montréal
The Opéra de Montréal season continues with Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera "La Cenerentola." Joan Font will direct the production, which first premiered at the Houston Grand Opera and Grand Theatre Liceu and which will star internationally renowned Quebec mezzo Julie Boulianne. The acclaimed mezzo will be joined by Italian baritones making their Opéra de Montréal debuts, including Pietro Spagnoli as Cinderella’s cruel and ridiculous stepfather Don Magnifico, and Vito Priante…
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Merola Opera Program 2017 Summer Festival Presents ‘La Cenerentola’ With Met Opera Winner Samantha Hankey
The Merola Opera Program 2017 Summer Festival continues into August with two fully staged performances of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” on Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. EDT and Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m. Both performances are at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As one of the most prestigious and selective programs in the United States, Merola Opera Program welcomes mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey, winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National…
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It’s All About Rossini at OperaDelaware’s 2017 Festival
OperaDelaware will celebrate the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth by performing “Semiramide” and “La Cenerentola” as a part of the company's 2017 festival. Starting on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. OperaDelaware presents Rossini’s final Italian opera, “Semiramide.” This rarely performed masterpiece will appear again on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. Maestro Anthony Barrese will conduct as Dean Anthony directs. Soprano Lindsay Ohse will star as Semiramide while mezzo-soprano Aleksandra…
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On This Day: How Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’ Differs With Disney’s Iconic ‘Cinderella’ Adaptations
On Jan. 25, 1817 Rossini premiered one of his most famous works, "La Cenerentola." The opera, which is based on the classic tale of Cinderella, has become a vehicle for tenors and mezzos to showcase their virtuosic abilities and it has also been a work that has inspired many directors to explore the fairy tale in very eccentric ways. However, it is also an opera that is perfect for younger audiences as…