Music by Gioacchino Rossini ; Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti, after Charles Perrault "Cendrillon"
“Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella…” Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed into a sumptuous carriage. The future was to prove him right. However, in moving from Perrault’s tale to the opera, the humble servant who dreams of going to the ball has lost all her magical attributes: here there is no fairy godmother to transform mice into horses, rats into coachmen and lizards into footmen with a wave of her wand. And it is not a fur slipper but a bracelet that the beauty leaves behind for her prince, quite deliberately, challenging him to find her again. The Enlightenment had lit its fires throughout Europe and La Cenerentola focused on the burning issues of the day, confronting social divisions to reveal the crinoline beneath the rags. Guillaume Gallienne, member of the Comédie-Française, stages his first opera.
Don Ramiro : Juan José De León ; Dandini : Alessio Arduini ; Don Magnifico : Maurizio Muraro ; Clorinda : Chiara Skerath ; Tisbe : Isabelle Druet ; Angelina : Teresa Iervolino ; Alidoro : Roberto Tagliavini ; Paris Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone ; Director : Guillaume Gallienne ; Set design : Éric Ruf ; Costume design : Olivier Bériot ; Lighting design : Bertrand Couderc
Production compagny : Cineteve
Coproduction compagny : Opéra national de Paris, France Télévisions
Running Time : 1x170'
Production Year : 2017
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD