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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He finished the libretto in twenty-two days of breakneck work, and Rossini completed the score in an equally hectic twenty-four days.

Of his three daughters, Clorinda, Tisbe and Angelina La Cenerentolawhich one is the most beautiful and kind? She forgives her sisters, who embrace her and celebrate the triumph of goodness. Ramiro and Dandini enter the house — but they are no longer disguised as each other. The opera was first performed in Rome’s Teatro Valle on 25 January Princess Cinderella Cinderella II: Meanwhile, Magnifico confronts the disguised Dandini, insisting that he choose one of his daughters to marry.

The Barber of Seville William Tell. The ladies are outraged at the idea of marrying a servant. Courtiers follow, announcing that Prince Ramiro will come to visit while he searches for the most beautiful girl in the land to wed.

La Cenerentola

Cinderella is identified, not by a glass slipper, but by her bracelet. Cenerentola’s stepfather, Don Magnifico, hopes to use this as an opportunity to save his own failing fortune.


Since her father has forbidden her to cenerentlla to the ball, Alidoro promises to take her. Alidoro, still in his rags, returns to inquire after a third daughter in the house; Magnifico claims she has died.

The latter was indeed proud of this highly successful piece, which he wrote when he was only 24 in just three weeks. Rossini then asked the librettist if roszini had some verses ready to start working on. Magnifico frets over the competition his daughters now face from the strange lady “Sia qualunque delle figlie” liretto, but Cenerentola isn’t interested in the “prince,” saying she’s fallen in love with his servant.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. For his plan to work, Dandini, the Prince’s valet, poses as his master, promising all sorts of things to Don Magnifico, who rejoices!

The Fairy Godmother is replaced by Alidoro, a philosopher and tutor to the Prince. Suddenly the voices sparkle, flow forth and mingle in arias and ensembles punctuated with clever puns and witticisms: Filled with jealousy, Clorinda and Tisbe are struck by the resemblance of a mysterious unknown woman with their sister, who they do not recognise in her beautiful outfit.

Ramiro intends to find her incognito. Ramiro and his valet, Dandini, switch identities and visit the family. Prince Ramiro is surprised when he observes Angelina is wearing the matching bracelet! Views Read Edit View history. For an revival in Rome, Rossini wrote a bravura replacement, ” La, del ciel nell’arcano profondo “.


But when the lovely Angelina appears at the ball, totally transformed, Prince Ramiro only has eyes for her and asks for her hand. Decca Grand Opera series Cat: Retrieved 14 Rowsini Prince Ramiro is rossiin smitten with her. Suddenly there is a thunderstorm.

Angelina is not allowed to go to the ball and sings about her sadness. Dandinivalet to the Prince. Angelina, known to her stepfather and stepsisters as “Cenerentola,” is forced to serve as the maid in her own home. Angelina aka La Cenerentola is mistreated by her two sisters, Clorinda and Tisbe – as their father, Don Magnifico, looks on in approbation.

La Cenerentola – Libretto

The supernatural elements that traditionally characterize the Cinderella story were removed from the libretto, simply for ease of staging. Throughout most of the 19th century, its popularity rivalled that of Barberbut as the coloratura contraltolibgetto which the leading role was originally written, became rare, it fell slowly out of the repertoire.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to La Cenerentola. Magnifico tries cenerentooa win the favor of the new princess, but she asks only to be acknowledged, at last, as his daughter.