Overview


Synopsis

Inspired by the fairy tale, Cendrillon, Cenerentola follows the story of a young woman who is forced to act as a servant to her mean stepfather and ungrateful stepsisters. Prince Ramiro is going house to house to find the most beautiful woman for his wife. Prince Ramiro disguises himself as his valet and enters to house to observe the family. Immediately charmed by Cenerentola, he does not notice the stepsisters. At the ball, while Dandini, disguised as the Prince, is surrounded by the stepsisters, Prince Ramiro is once again taken by Cenerentola, who enters the ball veiled. She gives the Prince a bracelet and instructs him to find her. The Prince immediately calls his men together to track down this beautiful mystery women. Finally, the Prince finds Cenerentola at her home, back in servant’s clothes. Cenerentola leaves with the Prince and becomes the new Princess. Even though her family has been cruel, she forgives them and finds happiness with her new husband.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Supporting

Bass



Show Information

Libretto:
Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1817
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
late 18th century, italy
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
None
Ideal For
professional, regional, university, low budget
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

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