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May. 15 2016

06/04/16 – Cinderella – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

  • by Gioachino Rossini
  • In Italian with projected English titles
  • front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

 

The beloved tale of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) meets operatic delight in this bubbling Rossini hit! You know the story: Cinderella is dressed in rags and destined to toil away for her nasty stepsisters and horrible stepfather — who is scheming to convince the Prince to marry one of his “real” daughters. But not so fast, ladies — mean girls aren’t the Prince’s style, and there’s a happily-ever-after ending for the maid with the heart of gold in this “triumphant, dazzling production…that blends a riot of color with sophisticated comedy just oozing with mirth.” Houston Chronicle

Bring the kids and enjoy a fairytale lineup of stars, including superstar mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who captures hearts with her “coloratura agility…striking beauty…and charm.” Chicago Tribune

She partners with bel canto master Lawrence Brownlee in his eagerly awaited Lyric debut as he sings “with freedom and fervor…a reminder of the infectious excitement Rossini makes possible” The New York Times and acclaimed Lyric favorite Alessandro Corbelli as the pompous stepfather.

 

Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by Margot and Josef Lakonishok.

Coproduction of Houston Grand Opera, Welsh National Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Grand Théâtre de Genève.

 

Starring

  • Isabel Leonard

    Angelina (Cinderella)

    Isabel Leonard

  • Lawrence Brownlee

    Prince Ramiro

    Lawrence Brownlee

  • Alessandro Corbelli

    Don Magnifico

    Alessandro Corbelli

  • Vito Priante

    Dandini

    Vito Priante

– See more at: http://www.lyricopera.org/cinderella/#sthash.NsV6P22P.dpuf

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