La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto. SAN FRANCISCO OPERA Education Materials Rossini’s CINDERELLA Read online or of libretto for Rossiniʼs opera, La Cenerentola. Gioachino Rossini. La Cenerentola. Libretto by Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti, based on the story Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. World premiere: Rome, Teatro.

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Nonetheless, the collaboration between composer and librettist got no easier, and Ferretti wrote only one more libretto for Rossini, the Matilde di Shabranceenrentola Ramiro and his valet, Dandini, switch identities and visit the family.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At this, Rossini roused himself sufficiently to challenge ,ibretto on whether he dared write a libretto for the tale; Ferretti retorted with a dare for Rossini to clothe it in music.

Prince Ramiro is immediately smitten with her. Cinderella is identified, not by a glass slipper, but by her bracelet. It is love at first sight.

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La Cenerentola premiered on Jan. Princess Cinderella Cinderella II: A beggar arrives; her stepsisters, Clorinda ceherentola Tisbe, want to send him away, but Cenerentola gives him bread and coffee. Everyone present acknowledges that she truly is worthy of the throne. Suddenly there is a thunderstorm. For an revival in Rome, Rossini wrote a bravura replacement, ” La, del ciel nell’arcano profondo “.


Magnifico frets over the competition his daughters now face from the strange lady “Sia qualunque delle figlie”cejerentola Cenerentola isn’t interested in the “prince,” saying she’s fallen in love with his servant.

A furious Magnifico and his daughters return home, where they order Cenerentola, back in rags, to serve them. Unable to make sense of the situation, they all sit down to supper, feeling as if they are in a dream. A storm is thundering outside. Throughout most of the 19th century, its popularity rivalled that of Barberbut as the coloratura contraltofor which the leading role was originally written, became rare, it fell slowly out of the repertoire.

The characters of Clorinda and Tisbe contrast with Angelina, who is the epitome of human kindness.

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Everyone is familiar with the story of Cinderella, immortalised by Charles Perrault and the brothers Grimm. The opera is now considered a staple of the standard repertoire.

Mi credea ” and the chorus ” Ah, della bella incognita “. He finished the libretto in twenty-two days of breakneck work, and Rossini completed the score in an equally hectic twenty-four days.

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Cenerentola’s stepfather, Don Magnifico, hopes to use this as an opportunity to save his own failing fortune. There is certainly some magic in that!


Ramiro and Dandini enter the house — but they are no libbretto disguised as each other. Finally, the “prince” arrives — the real valet, Dandini, who has taken his master’s place – and Magnifico, Clorinda, and Tisbe fall over themselves to flatter him.

Angelina, known to her stepfather and stepsisters as “Cenerentola,” is forced to serve as the maid in her own home. Cenerentola returns, and she and Ramiro are attracted to each other Duet: Wikimedia Commons has media related to La Cenerentola.

Decca Grand Opera series Cat: The Barber of Seville film. Cenerentola and Ramiro recognize each other; the others comment on the situation Sextet: Retrieved from ” https: This drama giocoso, whose full title is Cinderella or Goodness Triumphantfocuses on the adventures of Angelina, a frail and brilliant heroin for whom Rossini has reserved his most tender melodies, deliciously interwoven with those of Prince Ramiro. Libregto courtiers arrive to announce rissini Prince Ramiro will soon be visiting, looking for the most beautiful girl in the land to invite her to his ball.

Leaving the ball in a rush, Angelina gives Prince Ramiro a clue