Opera national de Paris: La Cenerentola (NR) Release Date: February 21st, 2019
Runtime: 3 hr. 10 min.
Director: Guillaume Gallienne
Genres: Program
Starring: Ottavio Dantone, Juan José De León, Alessio Arduini, Maurizio Muraro
“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. Guillaume Gallienne, member of the Comédie-Française, stages his first opera.

From Opéra de Paris (Palais Garnier)
LIVE June 20, 2017 at 19h15 (Paris time)

Running Time: 3h 10min (including a 30 min intermission)

Conductor Ottavio Dantone
Staged by Guillaume Gallienne
Artistic collaboration Marie Lambert
Sets designs Éric Ruf
Costumes designs Olivier Bériot
Lighting design Bertrand Couderc
Chorus Master José Luís Basso

Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra de Paris

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