Florida Grand Opera. From Jan 24th through Feb 7th, 2009. La Cenerentola is an operatic drama giocoso in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini. The libretto was written by Jacopo Ferretti, based on the fairy tale Cinderella. Rossini's La Cenerentola was first performed in Rome's Teatro Valle in 1817. This version of La Cenerentola by Florida Grand Opera will feature Jennifer Rivera, Julie Boulianne, Frédéric Antoun, Gaétan Laperrière, Marian Pop and Nili Riemer.
Rossini composed La Cenerentola when he was 25 years old, following the success of The Barber of Seville the year before. La Cenerentola, which he completed in a period of three weeks, is considered to have some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles. Rossini saved some time by reusing an overture from La Gazzetta and part of an aria from The Barber of Seville and by enlisting a collaborator, Luca Agolini, who wrote the secco recitatives and three numbers.
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Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
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