La Cenerentola - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    La Cenerentola

    Gioacchino Rossini

    Palais Garnier - from 10 September to 09 October 2022

    Emilie Brouchon / OnP

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La Cenerentola

Palais Garnier - from 10 September to 09 October 2022

Opera

La Cenerentola

Gioacchino Rossini

Palais Garnier - from 10 September to 09 October 2022

3h10 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 10 Sept. 2022

About

In few words:

Relieved of her traditional attributes – velvet slipper and pumpkin carriage – and dominated by a tyrannical stepfather instead of a cruel stepmother, Rossini’s La Cenerentola plays with the traditional figures of the fairy tale. Cinderella lives, nonetheless, in a closed and loveless world, under the yoke of the tyrant she protects. Beneath her goodness smoulders a fire to be unleashed by her encounter with the prince... In this drama giocoso written for the Roman Carnival in 1871 in only 24 days, the young Rossini, with 19 operas to his name already, including Il barbiere di Siviglia, composed a jubilatory score with his famous “crescendi” that stoke up the dramatic tension. Taking up this brilliant and highly contrasted score, Guillaume Gallienne delicately underlines its subtle shades, from sombre melancholy to burlesque.

CHARACTERS

Don Ramiro: Prince of Salerno
Dandini: Equerry to the prince
Don Magnifico: Father of Clorinda and Tisbe
Angelina: ALIAS CINDERELLA - Don Magnifico’s step-daughter
Clorinda et Tisbe: Don Magnifico’s daughters
Alidoro: Philosopher, Don Ramiro’s private tutor
  • Opening
  • First part 100 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 60 mn
  • End

Media coverage

  • Sublime in spirit, vivacity, energy, two and a half hours of happiness in which ensembles, duets, trios, quartets, solo arias and even quintets, sextets and septets flow like an unstoppable river [...].

    Bertrand Renard, Culturebox, 13 juin 2017
  • As for the music, the choirs and orchestra are perfect

    François Deletraz, LeFigaro.fr, 25 juin 2017
  • Gallienne is particularly successful in the encounters between Cenerentola and Alidoro at the beginning of Act 1 and then with Prince Don Ramiro. Two magical moments where time stands still.

    François Deletraz, LeFigaro.fr, 25 juin 2017

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Audio clips

La Cenerentola (saison 22/23)- "O Figlie Amabili", Chœurs Ensembles

La Cenerentola (saison 22/23)- Ouverture

La Cenerentola (saison 22/23)- Final acte I

La Cenerentola (saison 22/23) - "Parlar, Pensar Vorrei" (Ensemble)

Backstage

  • The volcano's daughter

    Video

    The volcano's daughter

  • Draw-me La Cenerentola

    Video

    Draw-me La Cenerentola

  • On the ashes of innocence

    Article

    On the ashes of innocence

  • An eruption in the making

    Video

    An eruption in the making

© Eléna Bauer / Onp

The volcano's daughter

03:26’

Video

The volcano's daughter

La Cenerentola by Guillaume Gallienne

By Octave

Backstage with La Cenerentola in company with the stage director.

Draw-me La Cenerentola

01:41’

Video

Draw-me La Cenerentola

Understand the plot in 1 minute

By Matthieu Pajot

Relieved of her traditional attributes – velvet slipper and pumpkin carriage – and dominated by a tyrannical stepfather instead of a cruel stepmother, Rossini’s La Cenerentola plays with the traditional figures of the fairy tale. Cinderella lives, nonetheless, in a closed and loveless world, under the yoke of the tyrant she protects. Beneath her goodness smoulders a fire to be unleashed by her encounter with the prince... In this drama giocoso written for the Roman Carnival in 1871 in only 24 days, the young Rossini, with 19 operas to his name already, including Il barbiere di Siviglia, composed a jubilatory score with his famous “crescendi” that stoke up the dramatic tension. Taking up this brilliant and highly contrasted score, Guillaume Gallienne delicately underlines its subtle shades, from sombre melancholy to burlesque.

© Isabelle Debreuille

On the ashes of innocence

Article

On the ashes of innocence

Visit of the sets of La Cenerentola seen by Guillaume Gallienne

02’

By Anne-Claire Cieutat, Jo Fishley , BANDE A PART

Guillaume Gallienne directs Rossini's Cenerentola, exalting goodness, and opens the doors of the set. Visit in images and sounds. 

A big house of fire rises. It is dressed in a Pompeian fresco red, a beautiful rosso pompeiano shaded by browns and ochres that could well be the shades of the yellow of Naples from the lava of Vesuvius. Eric Ruf's set - the administrator of the Comédie Française has become a scenographer - erects this majestic house, a Neapolitan palace with a flamboyant mineral façade on a rugged bed of black lava and ashes.

La Cenerentola belongs to a consumed world, this volcanic Cinderella of Guillaume Gallienne celebrates the end of innocence, in a universe that has collapsed. This lost innocence is at the wedding with goodness. Cinderella is a young girl who loves and forgives, virtues that are missing in our time and that the director from the French department exalts.

This Cinderella of Italy, this Angelina of Rossini, hangs on our days its ideal benevolence. Light as the airy harp that plays her music, she has escaped in Guillaume Gallienne's Italian comedy, with its despicable and touching monsters, its boasts between frivolity and gravity, its joyful and cheerful creatures.

Here is a ball with a joyful story, a love story full of fantasy, which makes you want to believe in fairy tales and fairies. So much the worse if there is no good fairy, no slipper, no pumpkin, but a philosopher and a bracelet, we still find the evil sisters, the very young naive girl who goes from abused childhood to triumphant happiness, the decomposed family with its neuroses. It is no longer a tale, but its essential moral vibrates, goodness prevails over cruelty.








© Brigitte Enguerand

An eruption in the making

02:52’

Video

An eruption in the making

La Cenerentola by Eric Ruf

By Octave

Backstage with La Cenerentola in company with the scenographer.

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