Toledo Opera Partners with Local Organizations in Preparation for the Upcoming Performance of ‘Cinderella’

By Afton Wooten

Toledo Opera announced its partnership with Toledo Lucas County Public Library and media partner WGTE Public Media to present a full day of free events in anticipation of Rossini’s “Cinderella.”

On Sept. 21 from 9 am until 4:30 p.m. the Sylvania Branch Library will host a variety of opera-related events. The morning kicks off with interviews of the Toledo Opera staff and Cinderella creatives, followed by a story time, and a live performance of scenes from the opera. The cast will do interviews in the afternoon. Closing out the day is a screening on the 2020 OOW production of “Cinderella.”

Other events leading up to the opera include the Cinderella Royal-Tea on Sept. 23 and a coloring contest for three age divisions with winners receiving complimentary tickets to the show.

Toledo Library Executive Director Jason Kucsma said in a press release, “We’re thrilled to host the Toledo Opera at Sylvania Branch for Cinderella Day. The Opera has consistently brought world-class performances to the community, contributing cultural enrichment of our region.”