Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

October 04. 2015 - October 30. 2015

Upcoming Dates

October 04. 2015 - October 30. 2015

New-to-Chicago Production Cinderella (La Cenerentola)


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.

  • Language: In Italian with projected English titles
  • Running Time: 3 hours 16 minutes including 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

by Gioachino Rossini

Warner Classics – Larmore, Gimenez, cond. Rizzi
Warner Classics is the Official Education and Promotion Music Provider of Lyric Opera.

“Signor, altezza, in tavola”

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“Non più mesta”

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by Gioachino Rossini

Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation in memory of their parents.

© 2015/16 Lyric Opera Commentaries
Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of Warner Classics. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.
A project of the Women’s Board.


The opera takes place at the home of Don Magnifico and in the palace of the prince, Don Ramiro.

Meet the artists

* Lyric debut
** Ryan Opera Center alumnus
*** Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by Margot and Josef Lakonishok, The Nelson Cornelius Production Endowment Fund, and PowerShares QQQ.

Coproduction of Houston Grand Opera, Welsh National Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Photo: Todd Rosenberg