La Cenerentola Rossini

This new co-production comes from a creative team fast making its name as expert in Rossini’s comedies. With more than a nod towards the traditions of commedia dell’arte, their take on this much-loved story of the triumph of love over malice is highly theatrical. Mixing fairytale fantasy with heightened reality, the characters are at once fantastical and painfully real, the story dark and cruel but full of warmth and fun.


Forced to work as servant to her stepfather and stepsisters, Angelina, known to all as Cenerentola, dreams of the past, and of a better life. Kind and generous, she is all that her family is not. Hearing that Don Ramiro is holding a ball to choose a wife, her sisters gleefully prepare themselves for royal life. Then a mysterious veiled lady makes an unexpected appearance at the palace and their ambitions look set to be thwarted…


Bright, breathless and full of energy, Rossini’s music demands impressive vocal agility and the best in comedy characterisation. Russian mezzo-soprano Victoria Yarovaya, winner of the 2013 Mercedes Viñas Prize, is Angelina, and rising Rossini star Nico Darmanin is Ramiro. The wonderful ensemble cast also features baritone Richard Burkhard (The Magic Flute 2012), soprano Rebecca Bottone (The Pirates of Penzance 2013) and renowned bass Graeme Danby. William Lacey conducts.



Priority subscription booking opens Wed 21 May.

Public sales open Mon 16 June.

Please contact your local box office to book.



Listen to extracts from La Cenerentola:

Una volta c’era un re
Cenerentola vien qua
Miei rampolli femminini
Sì, ritrovarla io giuro
Questo è un nodo avviluppato
Non più mesta

Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
London Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado/Luigi Alva/Renato Capecchi/Paolo Montarsolo/Teresa Berganza/Margherita Guglielmi

Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle

Sung in Italian with English supertitles 2 hrs 50 mins approximately
Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA

Wed 15 Oct 7.15pmFri 17 Oct 7.15pmSun 19 Oct 4.00pm

Sat 25 Oct 7.15pm

Free events
Pre-show talk Sun 19 Oct 2.45pm
La Cenerentola UnwrappedWed 22 Oct 6.00pm
Touch TourSat 25 Oct 6.00pm
His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL

Thu 30 Oct 7.30pmSat 1 Nov 7.30pm

Free events
La Cenerentola Unwrapped Fri 31 Oct 6.00pm
Pre-show talk Sat 1 Nov 6.00pm
Touch Tour Sat 1 Nov 6.00pm
Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA

Tue 4 Nov 7.15pmThu 6 Nov 7.15pmSat 8 Nov 7.15pm

Free events
La Cenerentola Unwrapped Wed 5 Nov 6.00pm
Pre-show talk Sat 8 Nov 6.00pm
Touch Tour Sat 8 Nov 6.00pm
Festival Theatre, 13–29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT

Thu 13 Nov 7.15pmSun 16 Nov 4.00pmWed 19 Nov 7.15pm

Sat 22 Nov 7.15pm

Free events
La Cenerentola Unwrapped Fri 14 Nov 6.00pm
Pre-show talk Sun 16 Nov 2.45pm
Touch Tour Sat 22 Nov 6.00pm

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