La Cenerentola, which premiered at Rome’s Teatro Valle in 1817, is one of Gioachino Rossini’s (1792-1868) three most popular operas, alongside Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816) and L’italiana in Algeri (1813), all three of which are comedies. However, Cenerentola also contains more sentimental elements. At that time operas that contained a mix of comedy and […]
Gioachino Rossini’s take on Cinderella is a little bit jarring at first. It’s lacking several of the elements that we traditionally associate with the Cinderella story.