Manitoba Opera presents La Cenerentola
Saturday, November 12, 7:30pm Tuesday, November 15, 7:00pm Friday, November 18, 7:30pm
Love at First Sight
In this variation of the beloved fairy tale Cinderella, La Cenerentola tells the story of a young woman who is forced to act as a servant to her pompous and mean social-climbing stepfather and ungrateful stepsisters. When she and the prince (disguised as a servant) meet, it is love at first sight. Along the way from servant to princess, Cenerentola overcomes many obstacles with pluck and courage. And even though her family has been cruel, the resilient Angelina forgives them and finds happiness with her new husband.
The Music This opera is considered to be one of Rossini’s greatest operatic achievements. It features some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles. The music is tuneful, lighthearted, and spirited.