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La Cenerentola

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    Posted by GARGLEBLASTER (U3191065) on Tuesday, 25th December 2012

    The music was typically sparkling Rossini, the singing of a high standard, especially Lena Belkina in the title role, but in my opinion, the production just a little odd. I didn't enjoy the graphics, especially the mosaic effect towards the end and the choreography in the dance sequence was very odd to say the least but overall an very enjoyable two hours.

    It's been many years since I have seen this opera. The last time must have been about 1967 when the young Kiri Te Kanawa, newly arrived from New Zealand, took the role, so it was a very welcome revisit to the work that is so rarely performed..

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    Posted by Nick Brighton (U4274084) on Tuesday, 25th December 2012


    We thoroughly enjoyed it..it made a nice change from the usual Christmas rubbish

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    Posted by MsA (U14389417) on Wednesday, 26th December 2012

    The music was typically sparkling Rossini, the singing of a high standard, especially Lena Belkina in the title role, but in my opinion, the production just a little odd. I didn't enjoy the graphics, especially the mosaic effect towards the end and the choreography in the dance sequence was very odd to say the least but overall an very enjoyable two hours.

    It's been many years since I have seen this opera. The last time must have been about 1967 when the young Kiri Te Kanawa, newly arrived from New Zealand, took the role, so it was a very welcome revisit to the work that is so rarely performed.. 
    I've seen La Cenerentola many times live at the Coliseum, London and found this version on the BBC completely spellbinding. Scheduling this on Christmas Day was inspired. And I loved the graphics sequences. They added a unique touch to the production. Sadly I missed the first 30 mins. Had I known it was going to be televevised, I'd have recorded it for future enjoyment. I do hope that it's re-shown for anyone who missed such a fabulous viewing experience. I cannot understand why some people don't like Rossini. His operas are full of exhuberance, wit and pantomime-like intrique. If there were a production of "County Ory" to go with "La Cenerentola" then that would be even better.

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