La Cenerentola

January 21. 2024 - February 10. 2024

Upcoming Dates

January 21. 2024 - February 10. 2024


Gioachino Rossini

Rossini’s enchanting fairytale heroine returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago stage in classic style. Cinderella (La Cenerentola) tells the story of the downtrodden daughter of a selfish father, Don Magnifico. When Prince Ramiro (disguised as his own valet, Dandini) meets her, they fall instantly in love, leading — after a few complications — to a heartwarming happy ending. Rossini’s score provides endless sparkle, with Cenerentola’s and Ramiro’s arias abounding in fabulous vocal virtuosity. There’s also hilarity, thanks to the antics of Magnifico and Dandini. Two rising stars, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya and Jack Swanson, will be joined by the incomparable Alessandro Corbelli to lead Lyric’s cast in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s world-famous production led by the exciting Taiwanese conductor Yi-Chen Lin.

  • Language: Sung in Italian with projected English titles
  • Running Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes, including 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House
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* Lyric debut
*** Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Production by San Francisco Opera.

Header image: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera