Gioacchino Rossini
1792 - 1868
Dramma giocoso in two acts
Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti
First performed January 25th 1817, Teatro della Valle, Rome
Sung in Italian with German surtitles

About the Piece

A fairy tale doesn't have to be told in one way. The best evidence for this is Rossini's opera La Cenerentola. Angelina, the angel, as Rossini called her, is treated as a slave by her father and two foolish sisters. She dreams of a Prince, who she eventually meets and falls in love with, a Prince who scorns her two sisters and makes her his wife. The story unfolds like a dream on silken threads. Charles Perrault's free adaptation of the fairy tale, which was first performed only a year after the world premiere of Il barbiere di Siviglia, replaces the evil stepmother with an ambitious but simple father, the good fairy with Alidoro, a philosopher and Prince Ramiro's teacher, and the shoe lost at midnight with a bracelet. Rossini's and Ferretti's La Cenerentola is based on various versions of the Cinderella story. Keith Warner's production was praised by press and public when it first opened: his interpretation conveys Rossini's humour and dramaturgical profundity at the highest possible level.

Saturday 11.04.2015

Further performances:
17.04.2015  | 23.04.2015  |
29.04.2015  | 10.05.2015  |
16.05.2015  | 23.05.2015


Alexander Soddy
Keith Warner
Revival rehearsed by
Caterina Panti Liberovici
Stage Designer
Jason Southgate
Costume Designer
Nicky Shaw
Lighting Designer
Simon Mills
Norbert Abels
Chorus Master
Tilman Michael

Angelina (Cinderella)
Nina Tarandek
Sofia Fomina
Judita Nagyová
Don Ramiro
Martin Mitterrutzner
Don Magnifico
Simon Bailey
Björn Bürger
Iurii Samoilov
Vuyani Mlinde

Oper Frankfurt's Orchestra and Chorus

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