March 27-April 11
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti
DARE TO DREAM
You don’t need magic to get a fairy-tale ending, just a true heart. A kind, young maid, who’s belittled and cast aside by her family, gets a new lease on life when she’s romanced by a charming prince who loves her for her goodness and sincerity. With dazzling music, stunning sets, and fashionable costumes, Rossini’s retelling of this familiar favorite shows that amazing things can happen when you dare to dream.
Perfect if you like The Barber of Seville, Frozen, or The Wizard of Oz.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
Approximately three hours with one intermission.
Individual tickets for the 2020-2021 Season go on sale July 2020. Season ticket packages are available now!
Cast & Creative TeamLearn More
Cast aside from her family, Angelina dreams of a new life. After a twist of fate, Angelina and Prince Ramiro meet. Charmed by her goodness, the Prince asks Angelina to be his bride. Angelina challenges him, and if he can conquer the win, she will be his bride.
Composer BiographyLearn More
Gioachino Rossini’s parents were both working musicians, taught and encouraged at home until he eventually enrolled at the Liceo Musicale in Bologna. After graduation, Rossini was commissioned by the Venetian Teatro San Moise and La Scala theater to compose and write operas, quickly becoming Italy’s most prominent composer at the age of 20.
About the OperaLearn More
Rossini composed La Cenerentola, during an especially busy period that followed the premiere of Il Barbiere di Siviglia in February 1816. Worried of the hostile approach La Cenerentola was greeted with from the start, opening night was tense. After time, La Cenerentola became Rossini’s second most popular opera.