La Cenerentola

CINDERELLA WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOUR OWN FAMILY.

Cenerentola has gone by many names — Cendrillion, Ashcheputtel, Angelina — but you might know her best as Cinderella.

Cinderella’s stepfather, Don Magnifico, is a buffoon. Her stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe, are cruel. And Cinderella herself spends each day working as a chambermaid. But one day her life changes. The prince throws a Royal Ball to meet his future wife, and though her family conspires to keep her from meeting him, Cinderella must fulfill her destiny.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations. 

Cast

 

Angelina
Kate Farrar

Don Ramiro
Alasdair Kent

Dandini
Ryan Thorn

Don Magnifico
Eduardo Chama

Clorinda
Helen Huang

Tisbe
Laura Beckel Thoreson

Conductor
Carolyn Kuan

Director
Christopher Mattaliano

Plot & Program Notes

General Director Christopher Mattaliano reimagines this popular opera for the intimate Newmark stage. Making his Portland Opera debut as Prince Ramiro is Australian tenor Alasdair Kent. Kent has had great success in vocal competitions around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Paris Opera Competition, among others. Also highlighting the cast is Eduardo Chama as the buffoonish stepfather, Don Magnifico. Chama was last seen on the Portland Opera stage as the title character in Falstaff in 2013.