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La Cenerentola

From the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Rossini’s effervescent take on the Cinderella story. Fabio Luisi conducts the lively action.

From the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Rossini’s effervescent take on the Cinderella story. Casting the title role as a virtuoso mezzo-soprano, Rossini turns the fairy-tale stereotypes into fleshed-out characters with some touching and witty music along the way. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings Cenerentola, the girl neglected by her family, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez as her Prince Charming who sees her true worth despite the rags. Fabio Luisi conducts the lively action.

Presented by Mary-Jo Heath with further commentary by Ira Siff

Angelina (Cenerentola).....Joyce DiDonato (Soprano)
Don Ramiro.....Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Clorinda.....Rachelle Durkin (Soprano)
Tisbe.....Patricia Risley (Mezzo-soprano)
Dandini.....Pietro Spagnoli (Baritone)
Don Magnifico.....Alessandro Corbelli (Bass)
Alldoro.....Luca Pisaroni (Bass)
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Fabio Luisi (Conductor)

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3 hours, 29 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Mar 2020 18:30

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade for Wind

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Philips.

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