Portland Opera to Go to Present Rossini Classic

By David Salazar

Portland Opera to Go is set to present “Cinderella.”

The company will tour throughout the state of Oregon after two public showcases of the Rossini classic on Dec. 9 and 10, 2023.

Audiences will get a chance to see Sarah Curtis as Angelina, Alianis Paola as Tisbe, Maddy Ross as Clorinda, Justin Daley as Don Magnifico, Matteo Adams as Prince Ramiro, Yunus Akbas as Dandini, and Eddie Tavalin as Alidoro. Melory Mirashafi will direct and Alaina Bellevue will be the collaborative pianist on the production.

Hannah King will be the tour manager.

“I’m thrilled that this whimsical, newly-imagined adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ will be reaching so many young people in our area,” said Melory Mirashafi in an official press statement issued by the company. “Thanks to an incredible team, we have crafted a gorgeous world of intricate tableaus and rich, bright colors that celebrate Rossini’s lush music. How wonderful that Portland Opera is meeting this critical moment in our culture by curating fun, updated, diversely crafted live theatre for future generations.”