Since 2009, for the public from 3 to 6 years of age
Balancing opera and theatre, the performance features a musician, a singer and two actors, who invite the audience to sing an aria from the opera and interact with the performers at crucial moments in the performance.
Taken from La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini
Director Simone Guerro
Animations Nadia Milani
Director’s assistant Matteo Moglianesi
Musical drama Giuseppe Califano
Puppets Ilaria Comisso
Sets and costumes Cantieri del Teatro Sociale di Como
An AsLiCo Production
in coproduction with Ópera de Oviedo and State Opera Plovdiv
In an ancient castle we find Angelina, better known as Cinderella, enslaved to the whims of her two stepsisters and her stepfather, Don Magnifico. Despite all the wrongs her family puts her through, Cinderella manages to maintain her great goodness and kindness. One day, Prince Ramiro arrives in the village in search of a wife. It is not easy for a prince to find a woman who really loves him and is not just fascinated by his wealth. The prince therefore devises a plan: he will exchange his royal robes for his valet’s uniform for a few days. Only then will he be able to understand if the love of the lady he meets is true.
Thus a play about the search for true humanity is born: while much of the world moves for power and money, people exist and endure who have honesty as their greatest value. A value that unites rich and poor, women and men.