La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

By Gioachino Rossini

ISBN: 9780714544052

96 pages

RRP: £8.00

Among the features of this guide to La Cenerentola, Philip Gossett throws new light on the remarkable story of the opera’s composition, while Colin Graham, ENO producer, argues that it is the most sympathetic of all Rossini’s comic masterpieces, and Mark Elder, ENO Music Director, shows how Rossini’s musical style is exceptionally well suited to this enchanting story.

Contents: Fairy tale and opera buffa: the genre of Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’, Philip Gossett; ‘La Cenerentola’ – a musical commentary, Arthur Jacobs; ‘Cinderella’ in performance: I: A conversation with Mark Elder, II: A conversation with Colin Graham; La cenerentola: Libretto by Giacomo Ferretti; Ciderella: English translation by Arthur Jacobs

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Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792–1868) was an Italian composer best known for the operas Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La cenerentola (Cinderella).