La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto. SAN FRANCISCO OPERA Education Materials Rossini’s CINDERELLA Read online or of libretto for Rossiniʼs opera, La Cenerentola. Gioachino Rossini. La Cenerentola. Libretto by Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti, based on the story Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. World premiere: Rome, Teatro.

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The libretto was written by Jacopo Ferrettibased on the fairy tale Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. Ferretti proposed more than two dozen subjects without success. La Cenerentolawhich he completed in a period of three weeks, is considered to have some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles.

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Cenerentola and Ramiro recognize each other; the others comment on the situation Sextet: This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Rossini biographical film Rossini!

Finally, between yawns, and with Rossini half asleep on a sofa, the poet mentioned Cinderella.

Alidoro, still in his rags, returns to inquire after a third daughter in the house; Magnifico claims she has died. A storm is thundering outside. Ferretti worked through the night and had the first parts of the work ready as promised in the morning.


Magnifico frets over the competition his daughters now face from the strange gossini “Sia qualunque delle figlie”but Cenerentola isn’t interested in the “prince,” saying she’s fallen in love with his servant.

Everyone is familiar with the librett of Cinderella, immortalised by Charles Perrault and the brothers Grimm. Rossini composed La Cenerentola when he was 25 years old, following the success of The Barber of Seville the year before. Suddenly there is a thunderstorm. There are very few references to magic. She forgives her sisters, who embrace her and celebrate the triumph of goodness. This callousness isn’t lost on Ramiro.

Ramiro and Cenerentola are married, and celebrate their wedding at the palace. Community All comments Contributor list Columnist list. A beggar arrives; her stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe, want to send him away, but Cenerentola gives him bread and coffee.

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When Clorinda librftto Tisbe arrive, Dandini gives them a little test: Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Gioachino Rossini”. Mi credea ” and the chorus ” Ah, della bella incognita “.

Leaving the ball in a rush, Angelina gives Prince Ramiro a clue Cenerentola’s stepfather, Don Magnifico, hopes to use this as an opportunity to save his own failing fortune. If he really cares for her, she says, he will find her.

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This drama giocoso, whose full title is Cinderella or Goodness Triumphantfocuses on the adventures of Angelina, a frail and brilliant heroin for whom Rossini has reserved his most tender melodies, deliciously interwoven with those of Prince Ramiro. The supernatural elements that traditionally characterize the Cinderella story were removed from the libretto, simply for ease of staging.


At the first performance, the opera was received with some hostility, [1] but it soon became popular throughout Italy and beyond; it reached Lisbon in[2] London in and New York in Meanwhile, Magnifico confronts the disguised Dandini, insisting that he choose one of his daughters to marry. A replacement would have to be found. The opera is now considered a staple of the standard repertoire. Ferretti replied, “despite my tiredness, tomorrow morning!

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For his plan to work, Dandini, the Prince’s valet, poses as his master, promising all sorts of things to Don Magnifico, who rejoices! Unable to make sense of the situation, they all sit down to supper, feeling as if they are in a dream.

Don Magnifico becomes highly indignant, and unleashes his anger in a rousing duo. Angelina is not allowed to go to the ball and sings about her sadness.

The lovers are reunited and goodness triumphs.