Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' From Switzerland

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' from the Lausanne Opera in Switzerland. Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' from the Lausanne Opera in Switzerland. (Lausanne Opera)
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Based on the fairytale favorite "Cinderella," Rossini's "La Cenerentola" is one of his most delicate and delightful comedies. However in this version of the story, it's not magic slippers and fairy godmothers that carry the day, but rather the strength of love and the resiliency of the human spirit.

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "La Cenerentola" from the Lausanne Opera in Switzerland. The stars are mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi as Cinderella and tenor Edgardo Rocha as her prince Ramiro, with bass-baritone Alexandre Diakoff as Cinderella's buffoonish father Don Magnifico. The production is led by conductor Stefano Ranzani.

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Cast:

Cenerentola: Serena Malfi (mezzo-soprano)
Don Ramiro: Edgardo Rocha (tenor)
Don Magnifico: Alexandre Diakoff (bass-baritone)
Dandini: Giorgio Coaduro (baritone)
Alidoro: Luigi De Donato (bass)
Clorinda: Laure Barras (soprano)
Tisbe: Catherine Trottmann (mezzo-soprano)

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Lausanne Opera Chorus
Stefano Ranzani, conductor

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