I, for my part, asked him: Would you have the courage to compose it?’ He: ‘When can I have a draft? La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. At the first performance, the opera was received with some hostility,[1] but it soon became popular throughout Italy and beyond; it reached Lisbon in 1819,[2] London in 1820 and New York in 1826. But she rejects his advances, she is in love with his valet. Y aún más específicamente el magnifiquísimo DON MAGNÍFICO de Carlos Chausson, capaz a sus setenta años de llenar la escena … The supernatural elements that traditionally characterize the Cinderella story were removed from the libretto, simply for ease of staging. The ladies are outraged at the idea of marrying a servant. A thunderstorm comes up. This appears in the characters of Cenerentola and Alidoro. 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. 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. Cenerentola and Ramiro recognize each other's bracelets; the others comment on the situation (sextet: "Siete voi?"). La Cenerentola no es exactamente una ópera bufa al estilo de L’italiana in Algeri, ... para la suerte de todos los presentes. Alessandro Corbelli made his LAO debut in 2013 as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, returning in 2015 as Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville. In his fach, Juan Diego is the best tenor in the world. The unfortunate father, with his financial ruin as real as ever, vows that he will have an explanation from the real prince. His death was tragic, he fell into the orchestra pit during rehearsals and died a few weeks later of heart failure. La Cenerentola premiered on 25 January 1817, and quickly gained popularity both in Italy and internationally, despite a cold initial reception by the critics. Time stands still and the whole ensemble sings a beautifully ornamented quintet. An existing libretto, Francesca di Foix, had unexpectedly been vetoed by the papal censor, leaving no time to amend the text so that it might satisfy all parties involved (censorship, impresario, and authors). Another Concertato scene. Alidoro then arrives with a beautiful, unknown lady who strangely resembles Cenerentola. (Opera La Cenerentola) Teatro Luz y Fuerza, San Telmo, Cap Fed. The poet had serious doubts about the success of this opera; Rossini, on the other hand, predicted that it would conquer Italy in a year and spread to France and England in another: "the impresarios will fight for staging it, as well as the primadonnas for being able to sing it". This piece is untypical for Rossini. So all but Cenerentola make their way to the castle. A loose adaptation of the Cinderella tale without the magic. Directed by Gary Halvorson. Don Magnifico (a Cenerentola voltandosi) Che fai tu qui? Enfin, l'acariâtre bell… Finally, the "prince" arrives – the real valet, Dandini, who has taken his master's place - and Magnifico, Clorinda, and Tisbe fall over themselves to flatter him. His fast  sung syllables, the Presto-Sillabato, were legends. La del ciel nell’arcano profondo  –  Pisaroni. No one is there. The American is doing great masterclasses. Listen La Cenerentola (1992 Remastered Version), ACT 1: Noi Don Magnifico ... (Coro/Magnifico… La Cenerentola, which he completed in a period of three weeks, is considered to have some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles. Watch it in an funny excerpt from the Ponnelle film adaptation. Synopsis: Meanwhile Dandini gives Ramiro  a report about the sisters, whom he calls “arrogance” and “vanity”. Synopsis: In the castle of Don Ramiro. Come un’ape ne’ giorni d’aprile  –  Desderi. The facsimile edition of the autograph has a different aria for Alidoro, "Fa' silenzio, odo un rumore"; this seems to have been added by an anonymous hand for an 1818 production. He has a list in his hand stating that 3 daughters live in the household. Rossini, who had climbed into bed to be able to think better, sat up as straight as Aligheris Farinata. He pays the two exaggerated compliments and Don Magnifico already sees himself as the winner. Inside the defunct mansion of Don Magnifico, Angelina (Cenerentola, aka Cinderella) is busy working as the family's maid, while her stepsisters, Clorinda and … The prince and his valet have retired to Ramiro's country house in some confusion, as neither of Magnifico's daughters resembled the worthy bride Alidoro had described. Alidoro sabotages Ramiro's carriage so that it breaks down in front of Magnifico's manor, forcing the prince to take refuge within. Teresa Berganza stood at the beginning of the Cenerentola Revival. Synopsis: Magnifico is in his room with his daughters. So he will find her and see who she is and where she lives. They appear and again chase Cenerentola. Chance has it that this happens near the castle of Don Magnifico and so he seeks refuge together with Dandini. So the other would have to marry the valet, which the two reject with indignation. According to the account given by librettist Jacopo Ferretti, the genesis of this work - whose literary and musical aspects were both created with surprising speed began in December 1816. Their stepsister Angelina, who is called Cenerentola (Cinderella) and serves as the family maid, sings her favorite song, about a king who married a common girl. Gabriel Menendez Dandini, valet to the Prince. Don Ramiro descubre gracias al brazalete que la muchacha que sirve en casa de Don Magnifico es Cenerentola y se casa con ella. The minor key shows the sad life of the Cenerentola as domestic servant of the tyrannical sisters. He was pleased with it.” (source: Wikipedia). Back at Magnifico’s house, Cenerentola is humming a song when Magnifico … The final stretta of the duet is sung magically by the two singers. In fairy-tale times, Clorinda and Tisbe, daughters of Don Magnifico, are in the middle of one of their usual arguments. Ramiro and Cenerentola are married, and celebrate their wedding at the palace. A replacement would have to be found. Don Magnifico Dalla al Principe, bestia, eccolo lì. Setting : The mansion of Don Magnifico Range : D3 to E4. 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Watch one she has done with that aria (see further below). See him from a live recording of the Met. Ramiro rejects him mockingly and the three have to watch stunned as the Prince takes Cenerentola to the castle. Nonetheless, the collaboration between composer and librettist got no easier, and Ferretti wrote only one more libretto for Rossini, the Matilde di Shabran, in 1821. La Cenerentola, ACT I . When Cenerentola wants to reply, Magnifico forbids her to speak. Then the beautiful quintet “nel volto estatico” (6:30) unwinds. Corbelli was also a master of Presto-Sillabato. The opera is now considered a staple of the standard repertoire.[3]. Everyone is amazed that it is Cenerentola. The prince determines to do exactly that ("Sì, ritrovarla io giuro"). Magnifico is a classic Buffo role. Synopsis: The sisters wake their father. Ramiro wants to meet the daughters of the house. In reality it is Alidoro the wise advisor of Don Ramiro. Cecilia Bartoli’s interpretation sparkles with her joy of singing. Clorinda and Tisbe, daughters of Don Magnifico, are in the middle of one of their usual arguments. Alessandro Corbelli made his LAO debut in 2013 as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, returning in 2015 as Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville. Tessitura : E3 to E4 Synopsis : Don Magnifico and his daughters have been invited to the Prince's ball. When Clorinda and Tisbe arrive, Dandini gives them a little test: he offers his "valet" to whichever sister the "prince" does not marry. The Fairy Godmother is replaced by Alidoro, a philosopher and tutor to the Prince. To present the Cenerentola as a modest girl, he lets her sing a piece completely without ornaments. Ferretti: “I got tired of making suggestions and was half asleep in the middle of yawning: Cinderella. Don Magnifico, in some embarrassment, explains that she is dead and silences Cenerentola’s protests with threats. Juan Diego Florez is the great Rossini tenor of our time. Don Magnifico, Baron Cenerentola's stepfather. When composing the Cenerentola, Rossini had to improvise once again due to time constraints. Apparently effortlessly she sings her way through this aria. Synopsis: Alidoro shows up. Mikhail Smigelski Alidoro, philosopher. DG with Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Paolo Montarsolo under the direction of Claudio Abbado with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish opera chorus. For them, Cenerentola was a comedy, but it was also supposed to hold a moral. For an 1820 revival in Rome, Rossini wrote a bravura replacement, "La, del ciel nell'arcano profondo". The two look at each other and feel strangely attracted to each other. This aria is incredibly virtuoso and difficult. 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. Dandini is still playing the prince and chatting with the sisters on behalf of Ramiro to check them for  Ramiro. I: ‘If I don’t fall asleep tomorrow morning.’ Rossini: “Good night! Watch a hilarious staging form the paris opera. Alter ebenerdiger Saal im Schloss des Barons mit fünf Türen; links ein Kamin, ein Spiegeltisch, ein Blumenkörbchen und Stühle The Congress of Vienna, which ended a few years earlier, restored the prerogatives of the nobility after the French Revolution. However, when he began to suggest topics for the new work, one after another was rejected: too serious for the Carnival season in which the opera would premiere; too frivolous; too expensive and difficult to stage. They invite the sisters to the castle the same evening. Dandini says that decision has been made and he asks Magnifico what lifestyle the chosen one should have. The piece begins inconspicuously and gradually gains intensity and culminates in a grand stretta. Rossini was the king of the Crescendi. She sings of a king who married a common girl ("Una volta c’era un rè"). Joyce DiDonato has made a name for herself with this role. Ramiro order to get the carriage ready so that he can start searching right away. Synopsis: In the dilapidated manor of Don Magnifico. Born in Turin, he studied singing with Giuseppe Valdengo and … In short, Rossini's prediction came entirely true, and Cenerentola soon overshadowed even Barber throughout the nineteenth century. Ferretti proposed more than two dozen subjects without success. And another crescendo. Realizzata in … Born in Turin, he studied singing with Giuseppe Valdengo and Claude Thiolas. The composer nodded, wrapped himself in his clothes, and fell asleep. The melody with the crescendo becomes more and more tight, which triggers an enormous pull effect. Cinderella enters the room. Synopsis: Magnifico wants to know from Dandini when the choice will be made. Synopsis: Also Don Magnifico, who just comes from the wine cellar is dumbfounded. Rossini later added to the work and today the work is performed without Agolini’s pieces. Don Magnifico will not allow Cenerentola to go along, however. His Don Magnifico was magnifico and the crescendo of this piece is magnifico too. Cenerentola can’t believe her luck when she arrives at the prince’s castle. Cenerentola Eh... Signor sì. Buenos Aires, 2014. An overjoyed Ramiro steps forward; however, Cenerentola tells him that she's going home and doesn't want him to follow her. Dinners is served and all have eyes only for the delicacies, except Ramiro and Cenerentola which are in seventh heaven. At this, Rossini roused himself sufficiently to challenge Ferretti on whether he dared write a libretto for the tale; Ferretti retorted with a dare for Rossini to clothe it in music. The "beggar" - in fact, his tutor, Alidoro - has informed him of a goodhearted young woman spotted here. Carlo Rizzi Debutó como director de ópera en 1982, con … He invites the family to a ball that evening, where he plans to find his bride; Cenerentola asks to join them, but Magnifico refuses (quintet: "Signor, una parola"). Par exemple, la pantoufle est remplacée par un bracelet afin d'éviter aux actrices de l'époque d'avoir à exhiber pieds et jambes aux yeux du public1. Conchita Supervia was a spaniard like Teresa Berganza and was responsible for a great revival of Rossini in the 1920s. The sisters Clorinda and Tisbe admire themselves for their irresistible charm. This concertato, a standstill, is one of the famous passages of this opera. Prince Ramiro is going … Su papel, Don Magnifico, concebido como el típico bajo de la ópera … The resonance at the beginning was moderate. Inspired by the fairy tale, Cendrillon, Cenerentola follows the story of a young woman who is forced to act as a servant to her mean stepfather and ungrateful stepsisters. But Cenerentola gives him a task. The libretto was written by Jacopo Ferretti, based on the libretti written by Charles-Guillaume Étienne for the opera Cendrillon (Isouard), with music by Nicolas Isouard (first performed Paris, 1810) and by Francesco Fiorini for Agatina o La virtù premiata, with music by Stefano Pavesi (first performed Milan, 1814). But a moment later Alidoro … Alidoro, still in his rags, returns to inquire after a third daughter in the house; Magnifico claims she has died. Ferretti worked through the night and had the first parts of the work ready as promised in the morning. Cenerentola… The aria is spectacular: it is peppered with difficult runs and high Cs. But they don’t know anything better than to be bitchy in front of Dandini. He chose not pride, not beauty, but the one with the good heart. Dirección: Maestro Cesar Tello Don Magnifico: Javier Martinez. 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. He finished the libretto in twenty-two days of breakneck work, and Rossini completed the score in an equally hectic twenty-four days. DECCA with Cecilia Bartoli, William Matteuzzi, Enzo Dara under the direction of Riccardo Chailly and the orchestra e coro del teatro comunale di Bologna. Rossini and Ferretti called the work a “dramma giocoso”. Thereupon they all go out, leaving Cenerentola by herself. Il cappello e il bastone. Claudio Abbado staged a groundbreaking recording of the Cenerentola in 1971 with the director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and the music historian Zedda. Quelques éléments ont également été modifiés. Listen to the opening scene in a version by Jean-Pierre Ponelle in a stylish production which is almost in black and white. Suddenly Alidoro, tutor to the prince Don Ramiro… Meanwhile, Don Magnifico has arrived in the wine cellar, where he dreams of becoming a princely cellar master. Magnifico fears that the arrival of the stranger could ruin his daughters’ chances to marry the prince. A furious Magnifico and his daughters return home, where they order Cenerentola, back in rags, to serve them. Meanwhile, Magnifico confronts the disguised Dandini, insisting that he choose one of his daughters to marry. Rossini saved some time by reusing an overture from La gazzetta and part of an aria from The Barber of Seville and by enlisting a collaborator, Luca Agolini, who wrote the secco recitatives and three numbers (Alidoro's "Vasto teatro è il mondo", Clorinda's "Sventurata! Ponnelle was a workaholic and produced over 300 opera productions in 25 years. Don Magnifico, in some embarrassment, explains that she is dead and silences Cenerentola's protests with threats. Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta  –  Supervia, Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta  – DiDonato. 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. Synopsis. This evening he wants to choose the most beautiful as  his bride, the emissaries announce that he will visit themin a few moments. (sorpresa riconoscendo per Principe Don Ramiro; si pone le mani sul volto e vuol fuggire) … Like most of Gioacchino Rossini’s greatest hits, La Cenerentola … Más particularmente el canto. She embraces her relatives and everyone is moved by her generosity. La Cenerentola ossia La bontà in trionfo Dramma giocoso in due atti Libretto di Jacopo Ferretti Musica di Gioachino Rossini pERSONAGGI Don Ramiro, principe di Salerno tenore Dandini, suo Cameriere basso Don Magnifico, Barone di monte Fiascone, padre di basso Clorinda, e di soprano Tisbe, soprano Angelina, sotto nome di Cenerentola, figliastra di Don magnifico … He was a famous man all over Europe and his greatest success, the Barbiere di Siviglia, was not yet two years old. When Rossini wrote the Cenerentola, he was 25 years old and it was already his twentieth opera. Magnifico returns with his daughters. Rossini then asked the librettist if he had some verses ready to start working on. He reminds the two, whoever becomes Princess, not to forget him. Synopsis: Don Magnifico appears and the valet alias Don Ramiro announces the arrival of the prince. He is accompanied by a mysterious, veiled woman. 1 Miei rampolli femminini Popularity: . Hectic is spreading among the sisters, and they desperately chase Cenerentola back and forth to get prepared for the evening. “Would you have the courage to write me a Cinderella? After the rest of the family leaves, Cenerentola … La fée est quant à elle remplacée par Alidoro, philosophe et tuteur du Prince Don Ramiro, dont Angelina (Cendrillon) est éprise. Elizabeth DiFronzo Tisbe, Don Magnifico… Unable to make sense of the situation, they all sit down to supper, feeling as if they are in a dream. Un segreto d’importanza  –  Spagnoli / Corbelli. Synopsis: Cinderella would also like to go to the castle in the evening and asks Don Magnifico for permission. Dandini reveals to Magnifico that he is in fact only a penniless and powerless valet. Her duet with Don Ramiro is by Rossnian standards almost quiet. Don Magnifico Carlo Lepore Clorinda Marie Lys Tisbe Elena Guseva Alidoro Simone Alberghini. She wants to forgive her stepfather and his sisters and offers them forgiveness. This opera, as we know it from Mozart’s Buffo operas, is about a social theme, it is a ambiguous comedy. With Rachelle Durkin, Patricia Risley, Elina Garanca, John Relyea. You will see another excerpt from Jean Pierre Ponelle’s comedic adaptation. 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. Se trata del papel de Don … Thereupon they all go out, leaving Cenerentola by herself. When the room is empty, Ramiro enters alone, disguised as a valet. Angelina, known to her stepfather and stepsisters as "Cenerentola", is forced to serve as the maid in her own home. Everyone present acknowledges that she truly is worthy of the throne. Thus Ramiro is an enlightened prince, in contrast to the spirit of the times, which got more autocratic again. Dandini appears with his court. Les éléments surnaturels apparaissant dans le conte ne figurent pas dans le livret de Ferretti. The singers around Teresa Berganza thus triggered a renaissance of this opera. Cenerentola returns, and she and Ramiro are attracted to each other (duet: "Un soave non-so che"), but when he asks who she is, she's overwhelmed and flees. A storm is thundering outside. Signora una parola (Quintett) – Bartoli / Dara / Corbelli / Mateuzzi. Gina Galati Clorinda, Don Magnifico's daughter. This callousness isn't lost on Ramiro. Rossinis wrote a rousing opera in just 24 days. Ramiro intends to find her incognito. Cinderella is identified not by a glass slipper but by her bracelet. As a prelude he took his old overture from the opera “La gazza ladra”, recitatives and three pieces were written by Luca Agolini. Cenerentola feels pity and secretly gives him coffee. The unknown beauty is found. In the so-called impresario system, the composers of that time were forced to write a lot. Her Cenerentola of the sixties / seventies led to the rediscovery of this opera and today it belongs to the top 30 most performed operas. The sisters threaten her with beatings if she doesn’t stop with the song. Montarsolo was an outstanding actor. The premiere took place in Rome in 1817. Rossini did not set it until a year after the premiere, possibly because the singer of the premiere was not technically versed enough. In this variation of the fairy tale, the wicked stepmother is replaced by a stepfather, Don Magnifico. Giacomo Ferretti, the librettist, wrote in his memoirs how it came to the choice of the story of Cenerentola. Peter Lutz, opera-inside, the online opera guide to LA CENERENTOLA by Gioacchino Rossini. Mi credea" and the chorus "Ah, della bella incognita"). Musicologists ennobled the composer with the technical term “Rossini crescendo”. Also this appearance of Cenerentola is calm. Cenerentola because in the end she is ready to forgive, and Alidoro because he helps a regent to become an enlightened monarch. In this variation of the fairy tale, the wicked stepmother is replaced by a stepfather, Don Magnifico. Cenerentola, tired of being pursued by Dandini, tells him that she is in love with his servant. While Montarsolo was a formidable actor next to his good voice, Dara had the virtuoso humour in his voice. Rossini's opera was first performed in Rome's Teatro Valle on 25 January 1817. Don Magnifico claims that the third daughter died. Synopsis: Dandini is now also interested in Cenerentola. Cenerentola has to bring him a chair and Ramiro recognizes the bracelet on her hand. After a few weeks, the success set in and in the following years it became even more successful than the Barber. 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When Ramiro threatens Cenerentola's recalcitrant family, she asks him to forgive them. 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. Conciosiacosache...Noi Don Magnifico. 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. If he really cares for her, she says, he will find her, giving him one of a matching pair of bracelets. Al pari del più popolare “Barbiere di Siviglia”, “La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo” rappresenta la massima espressione del genio rossiniano nonché del teatro musicale di tutti i tempi. Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta  –  Bartoli. Synopsis: Don Ramiro’s envoys have arrived at the manor. Cinderella is identified not by a glass slipper but by her bracelet. Questo e un nodo avviluppato (Sestetto)  –  Abbado/Alva/Berganza. Play La Cenerentola (1992 Remastered Version), ACT 1: Noi Don Magnifico ... (Coro/Magnifico) Song by Ian Wallace from the album La Cenerentola. Cenerentola Son qui. Alidoro is a product of the zeitgeist, he is a philosopher committed to Enlightment. Synopsis: Also Don Magnifico, who just comes from the wine cellar is dumbfounded. The two sisters are upset about the new competition. Ferretti replied, "despite my tiredness, tomorrow morning!" Non più mesta"). Cenerentola Questo!