Cenerentola because in the end she is ready to forgive, and Alidoro because he helps a regent to become an enlightened monarch. Synopsis: Also Don Magnifico, who just comes from the wine cellar is dumbfounded. But she rejects his advances, she is in love with his valet. She wants to forgive her stepfather and his sisters and offers them forgiveness. See and hear Juan Diego Flores in a legendary encore on the Met (which is rarely allowed). Ramiro, who overhears them, rushes out overjoyed and proposes to her. As a prelude he took his old overture from the opera “La gazza ladra”, recitatives and three pieces were written by Luca Agolini. Dandini identifies himself as a valet and chases Don Magnifico away, who must realize the deception. Miei rampolli femminini  –  Montarsolo/Abbado. Meanwhile, Don Magnifico has arrived in the wine cellar, where he dreams of becoming a princely cellar master. There good mocha replaced the Jamaica tea. Synopsis: Alidoro shows up. Peter Lutz, opera-inside, the online opera guide to LA CENERENTOLA by Gioacchino Rossini. This concertato, a standstill, is one of the famous passages of this opera. The Congress of Vienna, which ended a few years earlier, restored the prerogatives of the nobility after the French Revolution. They invite the sisters to the castle the same evening. The next day I sent it to Rossini. So the other would have to marry the valet, which the two reject with indignation. This piece is untypical for Rossini. I walked back and forth in my bedroom with my arms crossed and criss-crossed, and when God willed it and I saw the picture in front of me, I wrote down the draft for La Cenerentola. The melody with the crescendo becomes more and more tight, which triggers an enormous pull effect. He wants to chastise Cenerentola for the presumptuous request, but Ramiro and Dandini intervene. Musicologists ennobled the composer with the technical term “Rossini crescendo”. They appear and again chase Cenerentola. A beggar knocks on the door. Synopsis: Cinderella’s back in the house. Dandini says that decision has been made and he asks Magnifico what lifestyle the chosen one should have. Apparently effortlessly she sings her way through this aria. The piece begins inconspicuously and gradually gains intensity and culminates in a grand stretta. After the one-time sale of their work to the theater impresario, they no longer had any exploitation rights and had to write new operas on an ongoing basis to generate income. Thus Ramiro is an enlightened prince, in contrast to the spirit of the times, which got more autocratic again. Synopsis: Don Magnifico appears and the valet alias Don Ramiro announces the arrival of the prince. Montarsolo was an outstanding actor. Ponnelle was a workaholic and produced over 300 opera productions in 25 years. Come un’ape ne’ giorni d’aprile  –  Desderi. The prince is disguised as a simple valet. Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta  –  Supervia, Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta  – DiDonato. They take their anger out on Cenerentola. Cecilia Bartoli’s interpretation sparkles with her joy of singing. Watch it in an funny excerpt from the Ponnelle film adaptation. In this recording you first hear the virtuoso coloraturas of Cecilia Bartoli, this great exceptional artist. Giacomo Ferretti, the librettist, wrote in his memoirs how it came to the choice of the story of Cenerentola. Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta  –  Berganza. But they don’t know anything better than to be bitchy in front of Dandini. This opera, as we know it from Mozart’s Buffo operas, is about a social theme, it is a ambiguous comedy. You will see another excerpt from Jean Pierre Ponelle’s comedic adaptation. Opera: Cenerentola, La Composer: Rossini Act: 2.15-4 Type: aria,ensemble,finale Voice: contralto or mezzo Language: Italian Roles: Angelina / Ramiro / Dandini / Magnifico / Alidoro / Clorinda / Tisbe Nota bene: at the time of composition we are in the post-Napolitan era and the theme of the Restoration is highly topical two years after the Congress of Vienna. Juan Diego Florez is the great Rossini tenor of our time. Synopsis: Their stepsister Cinderella has to do all the work. Dandini, his valet, has disguised himself as a prince. He has just dreamed that his daughters will marry princes and that he will become ancestor of an illustrious family and, a desirable side effect: they would polish up his dilapidated finances. Magnifico returns with his daughters. I, for my part, asked him: Would you have the courage to compose it?’ He: ‘When can I have a draft? DECCA with Cecilia Bartoli, William Matteuzzi, Enzo Dara under the direction of Riccardo Chailly and the orchestra e coro del teatro comunale di Bologna. When Rossini wrote Cenerentola, he was 25 years old and it was already his twentieth opera. Each of the numbers of this opera is a great piece, especially the ensemble scenes are of the greatest mastery. Alidoro appears in his role as minister. Clorinda and Tisbe finally find the prince. Tratto dalla fiaba di Charles Perrault "Cenerentola", quest'opera sembra rifarsi al libretto di altre due opere, "Cendrillon" di Charles Guillaume Etienne e "Agatina, o la virtù premiata" di Stefano Pavesi. Rossini certainly had a smile on his lips when he composed this sextet. Giacomo Ferretti took Charles Perrault’s Cendrillon as a basis (which was written 150 years before the Brother Grimm’s version) and partly changed the staff (for example, the wicked stepmother became an impoverished gentry family) and removed everything magical. Ferretti had prepared a list of 20 themes, but none of them were financially or artistically suitable. Synopsis: Meanwhile Dandini gives Ramiro  a report about the sisters, whom he calls “arrogance” and “vanity”. Cenerentola has to bring him a chair and Ramiro recognizes the bracelet on her hand. Rossini had a weakness for thunderstorm music, so you hear a lot of lightning and thunder from the orchestra pit. Then the beautiful quintet “nel volto estatico” (6:30) unwinds. He reminds the two, whoever becomes Princess, not to forget him. Cenerentola can’t believe her luck when she arrives at the prince’s castle. Teresa Berganza stood at the beginning of the Cenerentola Revival. Un segreto d’importanza  –  Spagnoli / Corbelli. Chance has it that this happens near the castle of Don Magnifico and so he seeks refuge together with Dandini. I: ‘If I don’t fall asleep tomorrow morning.’ Rossini: “Good night! This evening he wants to choose the most beautiful as  his bride, the emissaries announce that he will visit themin a few moments. When composing the Cenerentola, Rossini had to improvise once again due to time constraints. Synopsis:  The axle of the carriage Ramiros is broken. Rossini, who had climbed into bed to be able to think better, sat up as straight as Aligheris Farinata. He wrapped himself in his blanket, stretched out his limbs and, like the gods in Homer, fell asleep peacefully. So he will find her and see who she is and where she lives. Rossini was the king of the Crescendi. Ramiro wants to meet the daughters of the house. His fast  sung syllables, the Presto-Sillabato, were legends. Signor … Altezza in tavola .. Mir par d’esser sognando – Abbado. Alidoro is a product of the zeitgeist, he is a philosopher committed to Enlightment. The final stretta of the duet is sung magically by the two singers. LA CENERENTOLA by GIOACCHINO ROSSINI – the opera guide & sy... https://opera-inside.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Opera-Inside-Cenerentola-Rossini-Handlung-Synopsis..png, https://opera-inside.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/opera-inside-wp.png, LA CENERENTOLA by GIOACCHINO ROSSINI - the opera guide & synopsis, EUGEN ONEGIN by PETER TCHAIKOVSKY – the opera guide & synopsis, DIE LUSTIGE WITWE by Franz Lehar – the opera guide & synopsis, LA CENERENTOLA by GIOACCHINO ROSSINI – the opera guide & synopsis. He has a list in his hand stating that 3 daughters live in the household. The minor key shows the sad life of the Cenerentola as domestic servant of the tyrannical sisters. Joyce DiDonato has made a name for herself with this role. DG with Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Paolo Montarsolo under the direction of Claudio Abbado with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish opera chorus. Synopsis: Don Ramiro’s envoys have arrived at the manor. Cenerentola feels pity and secretly gives him coffee. Everything will turn to the best for her today. Synopsis: Dandini is now also interested in Cenerentola. The two sisters are upset about the new competition. He pays the two exaggerated compliments and Don Magnifico already sees himself as the winner. This aria is incredibly virtuoso and difficult. The quintet begins with a canon, and then changes into a beautiful contrapuntal quintet, which is first sung out very melodiously and then becomes more and more chaotic until total confusion is taking over. For many Cecilia is the best Cenerentola on CD. For them, Cenerentola was a comedy, but it was also supposed to hold a moral. Dandini tells them that he can’t marry two at the same time. While Montarsolo was a formidable actor next to his good voice, Dara had the virtuoso humour in his voice. The premiere took place in Rome in 1817. Dandini appears with his court. The American is doing great masterclasses. Claudio Abbado staged a groundbreaking recording of the Cenerentola in 1971 with the director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and the music historian Zedda. He was a famous man all over Europe and his greatest success, the Barbiere di Siviglia, was less than 2 years ago. Watch a hilarious staging form the paris opera. But Cenerentola gives him a task. To present the Cenerentola as a modest girl, he lets her sing a piece completely without ornaments. So all but Cenerentola make their way to the castle. Synopsis: The sisters excoriate Cenerentola and Don Ramiro wants to remind the prince of his daughters. Synopsis: Magnifico is in his room with his daughters. The sisters Clorinda and Tisbe admire themselves for their irresistible charm. Time stands still and the whole ensemble sings a beautifully ornamented quintet. Signora una parola (Quintett) – Bartoli / Dara / Corbelli / Mateuzzi. Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta  –  Bartoli. Everyone is amazed that it is Cenerentola. He plays with the consonants grr, trr, rr to reinforce the feeling of amazement that follows the revelation of Cinderella. Synopsis: Magnifico wants to know from Dandini when the choice will be made. The aria is spectacular: it is peppered with difficult runs and high Cs. When Rossini wrote the Cenerentola, he was 25 years old and it was already his twentieth opera. Magnifico explains that she is only an ordinary maid. He chose not pride, not beauty, but the one with the good heart. He was pleased with it.” (source: Wikipedia). Synopsis: Alidoro returns to Cenerentola and invites her to the castle. Ramiro order to get the carriage ready so that he can start searching right away. Tutto e un deserto…un soave non so che  –  von Stade / Araiza. Ramiro rejects him mockingly and the three have to watch stunned as the Prince takes Cenerentola to the castle. Dinners is served and all have eyes only for the delicacies, except Ramiro and Cenerentola which are in seventh heaven. No one is there. After a few weeks, the success set in and in the following years it became even more successful than the Barber. Synopsis: In the dilapidated manor of Don Magnifico. Two days before Christmas a censor had rejected their planned subject and now Rossini, Ferretti and the impresario Barbaja sat together to choose a new subject. Don Magnifico claims that the third daughter died. Rossini did not set it until a year after the premiere, possibly because the singer of the premiere was not technically versed enough. Rossini later added to the work and today the work is performed without Agolini’s pieces. She hands him over a bracelet and leaves the castle and asks him to look for her who is wearing the other piece of jewellery. Her Cenerentola of the sixties / seventies led to the rediscovery of this opera and today it belongs to the top 30 most performed operas. Her duet with Don Ramiro is by Rossnian standards almost quiet. This appears in the characters of Cenerentola and Alidoro. He has the task of researching the character of those who are willing to marry. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Land des Lächelns), Dies Bildnis ist wunderschön (Zauberflöte), Madamina, il catalogo, Catalogue Aria (Don Giovanni), Unis dès la plus tendre enfance (Iphigenia). Il melodramma giocoso di Gioachino Rossini, La Cenerentola ossia La bontà in trionfo, è un'opera lirica basata sul libretto di Jacopo Ferretti. Dandini is still playing the prince and chatting with the sisters on behalf of Ramiro to check them for  Ramiro. The sisters threaten her with beatings if she doesn’t stop with the song. And another crescendo. Conchita Supervia was a spaniard like Teresa Berganza and was responsible for a great revival of Rossini in the 1920s. Hectic is spreading among the sisters, and they desperately chase Cenerentola back and forth to get prepared for the evening. Rossini and Ferretti called the work a “dramma giocoso”. Listen to the opening scene in a version by Jean-Pierre Ponelle in a stylish production which is almost in black and white. She is in the kitchen singing the song of the king’s son, who is looking for a woman and had the choic of three at a time. Corbelli was also a master of Presto-Sillabato. The singers around Teresa Berganza thus triggered a renaissance of this opera. Your email address will not be published. Magnifico is a classic Buffo role. His death was tragic, he fell into the orchestra pit during rehearsals and died a few weeks later of heart failure. She embraces her relatives and everyone is moved by her generosity. Synopsis: The sisters wake their father. In the so-called impresario system, the composers of that time were forced to write a lot. Also this appearance of Cenerentola is calm. In reality it is Alidoro the wise advisor of Don Ramiro. Watch one she has done with that aria (see further below). He may even be the best Rossini tenor since the World War II. Synopsis: Cinderella would also like to go to the castle in the evening and asks Don Magnifico for permission. Synopsis: Ramiro appears. His Don Magnifico was magnifico and the crescendo of this piece is magnifico too. La del ciel nell’arcano profondo  –  Pisaroni. I drank another glass of tea, agreed to the price and ran home. When Cenerentola wants to reply, Magnifico forbids her to speak. Her voice with the fast vibrato is very memorable and her interpretation is enchanting, even if her coloraturas do not come close to those of Berganza or Bartoli. Another Concertato scene. Rossinis wrote a rousing opera in just 24 days. Enzo Dara was a great buffo bass. The resonance at the beginning was moderate. See him from a live recording of the Met. In his fach, Juan Diego is the best tenor in the world. The sisters want to chase him away. Ramiro is desperate, none of them is eligible, although Alidoro had told him about a charming girl. A thunderstorm comes up. Ferretti: “I got tired of making suggestions and was half asleep in the middle of yawning: Cinderella. The two look at each other and feel strangely attracted to each other. “Would you have the courage to write me a Cinderella? He was a famous man all over Europe and his greatest success, the Barbiere di Siviglia, was not yet two years old. Synopsis: In the castle of Don Ramiro. He is accompanied by a mysterious, veiled woman. Questo e un nodo avviluppato (Sestetto)  –  Abbado/Alva/Berganza. Magnifico describes extreme waste. The unknown beauty is found. When Magnifico learns that Ramiro has shown up, he again hopes to fix a marriage with one of his daughters. When she lifts the veil, there is general amazement, one because they are delighted by the beauty and the two sisters because they believe to recognize Cenerentola. Cinderella enters the room.
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