Dutch National Opera, Great hall
3:05, 1 break
The exuberant fairy tale opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella) promises to be a fun-filled and unforgettable December performance to enchant the whole family (8+). Special children’s ticket prices apply for La Cenerentola!
The world première (1817) of La Cenerentola in Rome during carnival season ended in a fiasco. The singers baulked at the difficult score and their performance failed to impress the audience. But Rossini was undaunted: ‘Idiots! Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love her…’ He was right. The opera swiftly became a runaway success in Italy and beyond. After the composer’s death, La Cenerentola disappeared from the stage, but after 1920 it enjoyed resurging popularity.