You SHALL go to the ball this September when the Scottish Opera returns with this classic tale.As ever - the S.O. bring a top notch, accessable and fresh performance on tour to appeal to both hardened Opera lovers and welcome and enthrall the novice -
NOTE - SOLD OUT waiting list in effect.
Angelina, also known as Cinderella, works as a servant for her stepfather, Don Magnifico, and her two vain stepsisters. She is mistreated and humiliated by all until a ball is announced at which the handsome Prince Ramiro plans to choose a wife, and her luck begins to change.
Cinderella is one of the most popular fairy tales ever written. In Rossini’s 1817 version La Cenerentola, the heart of the much-loved story remains, though much of the familiar magical fantasy is replaced with social satire. Vanity is rebuked, pomposity punished, hypocrisy unveiled, and snobbery upturned. One of the leading bel canto operas of the nineteenth century, Cinderella is a showcase for vocal fireworks and the great final aria, ‘Sad no longer among the cinders...’ is one of the most dynamic in any of Rossini’s operas.
A bubbly, light comedy, entertaining and engaging, Cinderella will set off on a twentydate tour of Scotland in September, with piano accompaniment. The production will be revived in April 2008 and will visit nine further venues throughout the country, this time accompanied by an ensemble from the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.