Met Opera: La Cenerentola
A scene from Rossini's "La Cenerentola." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
by Gioachino Rossini
Rossini’s effervescent take on the Cinderella story returns, with rising star mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught in the title role and tenor sensation Javier Camarena as her Prince Charming. James Gaffigan conducts the lively action, which also features bass-baritone Maurizio Muraro as the bumbling Don Magnifico, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the benevolent Alidoro, and baritone Vito Priante as the wily servant Dandini.
The score of La Cenerentola seethes with the elegant buoyancy that is the hallmark of Rossini’s style. The solo parts require astounding vocal abilities, though the pyrotechnics always serve a larger dramatic purpose. Great comedy, an area in which the composer stands supreme, also runs throughout the score.
Start time: 10:00am on Capital Public Radio .
Approximate running time 3 hrs 20 min
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