La Cenerentola

Release date
Palais Garnier
Gioachino Rossini
Musical direction
Ottavio Dantone
Stage direction
Guillaume Gallienne

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

La Cenerentola-Teresa Iervolino (Angelina) © Vincent Pontet-OnP (6)
Photo credit
Vincent Pontet/OnP

Main informations

“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 Cenerentolafocused on the burning issues of the day, confronting social divisions to reveal the crinoline beneath the rags. Guillaume Gallienne, member of the Comédie-Française, stages his first opera.

La Cenerentola
Artistic team

Dramma giocoso in two acts (1817)

Music / Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto / Jacopo Ferretti
After Charles Perrault, Cendrillon

Conductor / Ottavio Dantone
Director / Guillaume Gallienne
Artistic collaboration / Marie Lambert
Sets designs / Éric Ruf
Costumes designs / Olivier Bériot
Lighting design / Bertrand Couderc
Choreography / Glyslein Lefever
Chorus master / José Luis Basso

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Presented by Alain Duault
Directed by Louise Narboni


Don Ramiro / Juan José De León
Dandini / Alessio Arduini
Don Magnifico / Maurizio Muraro
Clorinda / Chiara Skerath
Tisbe / Isabelle Druet
Angelina / Teresa Iervolino
Alidoro / Roberto Tagliavini


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