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 www.deutschegrammophon.com
London Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado/Luigi Alva/Renato Capecchi/Paolo Montarsolo/Teresa Berganza/Margherita Guglielmi
Supported by The Alexander Gibson CircleSung in Italian with English supertitles 2 hrs 50 mins approximately
Wed 15 Oct 7.15pm•Fri 17 Oct 7.15pm•Sun 19 Oct 4.00pm
Sat 25 Oct 7.15pm
Thu 30 Oct 7.30pm•Sat 1 Nov 7.30pm
Tue 4 Nov 7.15pm•Thu 6 Nov 7.15pm•Sat 8 Nov 7.15pm
Thu 13 Nov 7.15pm•Sun 16 Nov 4.00pm•Wed 19 Nov 7.15pm
Sat 22 Nov 7.15pm