Opéra de Paris

La Cenerentola

In Cinemas 18, 19, 20 & 23 Aug 2017
Ottavio Dantone
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Juan José De León (Don Ramiro), Alessio Arduini (Dandini), Maurizio Muraro (Don Magnifico), Chiara Skerath (Clorinda), Isabelle Druet (Tisbe), Teresa Iervolino (Angelina), Roberto Tagliavini (Alidoro)
Gioachino Rossini
Guillaume Gallienne
Set Design
Éric Ruf
3h10 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris 20 Jun 2017
Official Event Listing

New Production! César Award-winning filmmaker Guillaume Gallienne (Me, Myself and Mum) of the Comédie-Française makes his directing debut with Rossini’s famous comic opera, inspired by Perrault's fairytale Cinderella.

"The world is one large theatre And we are all actors; We can change characters In an instant."  - Alidoro, Act I, Scene 7

“Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella…” Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed into a sumptuous carriage. The future was to prove him right. However, in moving from Perrault’s tale to the opera, the humble servant who dreams of going to the ball has lost all her magical attributes: here there is no fairy godmother to transform mice into horses, rats into coachmen and lizards into footmen with a wave of her wand. And it is not a fur slipper but a bracelet that the beauty leaves behind for her prince, quite deliberately, challenging him to find her again.

The Enlightenment had lit its fires throughout Europe and La Cenerentola focused on the burning issues of the day, confronting social divisions to reveal the crinoline beneath the rags. 

Screening at all locations, excl. Riverside. 

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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