San Francisco Opera
CINDERELLA BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti
Thanks to her open heart and determination, Cinderella triumphs over her mean-spirited relatives in Rossini’s sparkling version of the story. Karine Deshayes, lauded for her “emotional depth and vibrant, beautiful sound” (The New York Times), makes her San Francisco Opera debut in the beloved fairy tale about a gentle but courageous servant girl who catches the eye of a handsome prince. In San Francisco Opera’s charming and heartwarming production, esteemed Spanish conductor Jesús López-Cobos leads a superb cast. The elegant and exciting René Barbera debuts as the prince alongside the “beautifully voiced” (San Francisco Classical Voice) Efraín Solis as the prince’s valet Dandini; Spanish baritone Carlos Chausson is Cinderella’s evil stepfather.
San Francisco Opera’s Education Department will offer Family Workshops preceding select performances of Cinderella.
For a complete list of all performances of Cinderella at San Francisco Opera, visit our online performance archive.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Approximate running time: 3 hours including one intermission
|ANGELINA (CINDERELLA)||KARINE DESHAYES *|
|DON RAMIRO||RENÉ BARBERA *|
|DON MAGNIFICO||CARLOS CHAUSSON *|
|ALIDORO||CHRISTIAN VAN HORN|
|CLORINDA||MARIA VALDES *|
|TISBE||ZANDA SVEDE *|
|DIRECTOR||GREGORY FORTNER *|
|PRODUCTION||JEAN PIERRE PONNELLE|
|LIGHTING DESIGNER||GARY MARDER|
|CHORUS DIRECTOR||IAN ROBERTSON|
* SAN FRANCISCO OPERA DEBUT
photos: Cory Weaver