La Cenerentola


Cenerentola has gone by many names—Cendrillon, Aschenputtel, Angelina—but you might know her best as Cinderella. Cinderella’s stepfather, Don Magnifico, is a buffoon. Her stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe, are cruel. Our heroine spends each day working as a chambermaid, until one fateful day when she falls in love with a prince.

A storybook tale that is sure to charm audience members who are young, and young at heart, this new production of Rossini’s classic opera will glitter as brightly as Cinderella’s royal ball gown.

Sung in Italian with English text projected above the stage.

This performance has one intermission and the running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Tickets start at $35.  View seating map for the Newmark Theatre.

If you’d like assistance planning your trip to the opera please contact our Opera Concierge: 503.241.1802 |

Save the date!  
On Wednesday, July 25th we’ll share a public simulcast performance of the 7:30 PM performance of La Cenerentola outside of the Newmark Theatre.

The performance of La Cenerentola on July 15 at 2pm will include a live audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For  patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is visually translated with English text projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA, or companion seating, please let our patron services team know when you purchase tickets, so that we can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.

Bring the whole family!
Rossini’s sparkling comedy, La Cenerentola, offers a perfect opportunity to share the beauty of opera with those you love—including the young people in your life. Go here for our family guide.




Kate Farrar

Don Ramiro
Alasdair Kent

Ryan Thorn

Don Magnifico
Eduardo Chama

Helen Huang

Laura Beckel Thoreson

Daniel Mobbs

Carolyn Kuan

Christopher Mattaliano

Scenic Designer
Daniel Meeker

Costume Designer
Sue Bonde

Lighting Designer
Connie Yun


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.