All the playful giocoso spirit of the Master of Pesaro can be found in this dazzling and bright dance card.
Karine Deshayes © Aymeric Giraudel
Enrique Mazzola © Eric Garault
Karine Deshayes Angelina (Cenerentola)
Peter Kálmán Don Magnifico
Cyrille Dubois Don Ramiro
Vito Priante Dandini
Luigi de Donato Alidoro
Hasmik Torosyan Clorinda
Alix Le Saux Tisbe
Enrique Mazzola direction
Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France
Ensemble Aedes direction Mathieu Romano
La Cenerentola vied for popularity with Il Barbiere for most of the nineteenth century. Rossini and his librettist decided to abandon the “marvellous” which was part of the appeal of Perrault’s tale, in favour of a playful or giocoso spirit in which feelings become embroiled in a contagious muddle. This “emotional chaos” finds its musical expression in vocal ensembles, such as the sextet in Act II, where everybody expresses their confusion with infectious virtuosity. One of Rossini’s most dazzling demonstrations of the fact that we need to stay cheerful whatever the circumstances.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Sung in Italian with French and English subtitles