New-to-Chicago Production Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
By Gioachino Rossini
- Language - In Italian with projected English titles
- Running Time - 3 hours 16 minutes including 1 intermission
The beloved tale of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) meets operatic delight in this bubbling Rossini hit! You know the story: Cinderella is dressed in rags and destined to toil away for her nasty stepsisters and horrible stepfather — who is scheming to convince the Prince to marry one of his "real" daughters. But not so fast — mean girls aren't the Prince's style, and there's a happily-ever-after ending for the maid with the heart of gold in this "triumphant, dazzling production...that blends a riot of color with sophisticated comedy just oozing with mirth." (Houston Chronicle)
Superstar mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as leading lady, partnered with bel canto master Lawrence Brownlee in his eagerly awaited Lyric debut (he sings "with freedom and fervor…a reminder of the infectious excitement Rossini makes possible" —The New York Times) and acclaimed Lyric favorite Alessandro Corbelli as the pompous stepfather.
by Gioachino Rossini
Warner Classics – Larmore, Gimenez, cond. Rizzi
“Non più mesta”
The opera takes place at the home of Don Magnifico and in the palace of the prince, Don Ramiro.
Meet The Artists
Christian Van Horn
Sir Andrew Davis