Opera Roanoke presents: Rossini’s Cinderella

Opera Roanoke will conclude its “Comedy Tonight” season with a new fully-staged production of Rossini’s classic musical comedy, La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Living the life of a servant, Cinderella waits hand and foot on her cruel, yet rather silly, stepsisters and wicked and pompous stepfather Don Magnifico. A fateful visit by a beggar who is actually Alidoro, Prince Ramiro’s tutor, in disguise, sets in motion a series of comedic events that enable the magnanimous Cinderella to break free from repression.

From antics of the silly stepsisters to Cinderella’s forgiving nature, Cinderella has something for opera patrons of all ages. Artistic Director Scott Williamson leads the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and a cast that will bedazzle audiences with the virtuosity of the bel canto style. Opera Roanoke welcomes, in their Roanoke debuts, Amanda Crider as Cinderella, Jonathan Blalock as Prince Ramiro and Levi Hernandez as Dandini. Opera Roanoke favorite Angela Theis (Julius Caesar ’14 and Carmen ’12) returns to Roanoke as stepsister Clorinda.

With a ticket purchase, patrons are automatically eligible for an opportunity to win a John Hardy bracelet from Fink’s Jewelers! (One bracelet per performance.)

Rossini’s Cinderella is performed in Italian with English supertitles.

The total running time (including one 20-minute intermission) is 160 minutes.

Dates and Times:        Friday, March 20 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 PM

Location:                     Jefferson Center – Shaftman Performance Hall,

541 Luck Ave. Roanoke VA 24016

Tickets are available by clicking here or by calling 540.345.2550.

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Sempre Libera (always FREE) student tickets available to students of all ages.