Everyone is familiar with the story of Cinderella, immortalized by Charles Perrault and the brothers Grimm. Yet this is not quite the story of La Cenerentola, even though was inspired by it when was written. This drama giocoso, whose full title is Cinderella or Goodness Triumphant, focuses on the adventures of Angelina, a frail and brilliant heroin for whom Rossini has reserved his most tender melodies, interwoven with those of Prince Ramiro.
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.
MLO Children Chorus
MLO Chorus and Orchestra
Chorus Master: Pablo Hernandez
Guest Conductor: Leo Walz
General & Artistic Director: Raffaele Cardone