Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

Our quick overview of Rossini’s 1817 comic masterpiece Cinderella, this Saturday’s noon opera broadcast.

In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn and Eric Skelly of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra discuss Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Based on the Perrault fairy tale of Cinderella, it’s the story of the kind-hearted young girl, abused by her step-sisters, who meets, falls in love with, and marries the handsome prince. Yes, Cinders does go to the ball!

Tune in to Houston Public Media Classical 91.7 Saturday, October 10th at noon to hear San Francisco Opera’s broadcast of Cinderella (sung in Italian) featuring Karine Deshayes singing the title role.

Scene of Cinderella sweeping the kitchen floor
Scene from a production of Cinderella at the Donetsk Opera Theatre

 

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