La Cenerentola, May 2014
Rossini’s take on the Cinderella story is no simplistic fairy tale. There’s no pumpkin coach and no glass slipper, and in place of a fairy godmother there’s a wise old philosopher who wants his handsome prince to marry not just the fairest of them all but also the best and the kindest. Yet, while reason and realism prevail, there’s no shortage of magical enchantment in the miraculous score, which happily marries high comedy and heartfelt emotion.
*Photos by Bruce Jodar (Wildeye Photography) and Rufus Cone
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