This summer we have co-produced Rossini’s Cenerentola with the Piccolo Festival (www.piccolofestival.org). The percormances took place in the beautifull castle of Spessa in Capriva del Friuli (Italy). A beautifull decor for this opera.
In search of the ideal woman, Prince Ramiro sends his advisor, Alidoro, to Don Magnifico’s house. Of his three daughters, Clorinda, Tisbe and Angelina (La Cenerentola), which one is the most beautiful and kind? The answer is easy… Don Magnifico is as mean to the sweet Angelina as her two nasty sisters. Ramiro and his valet, Dandini, switch identities and visit the family. The ingratiating Don Magnifico presses the false prince, Dandini, to choose between Clorinda and Tisbe. But when the lovely Angelina appears at the ball, totally transformed, Prince Ramiro only has eyes for her and asks for her hand. Leaving the ball in a rush, Angelina gives Prince Ramiro a clue…and he has no difficulty finding her. The lovers are reunited and goodness triumphs.