21 Sep - 23 Nov
Rossini’s delightful retelling of Cinderella but with a few twists along the way.
The kind-hearted Angelina (Cinderella) is forced to scrub the floors by her wicked stepfather, while her ugly sisters prepare to go to the Prince’s grand ball at the palace. As she dreams of a better life she is visited by a mysterious old beggar man. He tells her she will go to the ball, and will also be rewarded for her kind heart. Will she live happily ever after?
WNO transports you into a candy-coloured world of fairy tale full of wit, larger than life characters, delightful mice and vibrant costumes. Tomáš Hanus conducts Rossini’s sparkling score, as we watch La Cenerentola transform from rags to riches through the power of music.
Sung in Italian with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno)
Co-production with Houston Grand Opera, Grand Teatre del Liceu and Grand Théâtre de Genève
Supported by WNO Friends
Director Joan Font
Conductor Tomáš Hanus
Designer Joan Guillén
Lighting Designer Albert Faura
Choreographer Xevi Dorca