Opera & Musical Theater

Opera Cheat Sheet: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

A quick intro to Rossini’s comic masterpiece, Saturday’s noon opera broadcast.

Cenerentola at the Lyric Opera
Cenerentola at the Lyric Opera

In this week’s OCS, Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn and Eric Skelly of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra discuss Gioachino Rossini’s 1817 comic masterpiece La Cenerentola.

Based on the Charles 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 Classical 91.7 and HPM Classical Saturday at noon to hear Lyric Opera of Chicago’s broadcast of La Cenerentola featuring Isabel Leonard in the title role, Lawrence Brownlee as Prince Ramiro and Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magnifico.

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