This piece is untypical for Rossini. La Cenerentola, ACT I . Juan Diego Florez is the great Rossini tenor of our time. For many Cecilia is the best Cenerentola on CD. Watch it in an funny excerpt from the Ponnelle film adaptation. A replacement would have to be found. In fairy-tale times, Clorinda and Tisbe, daughters of Don Magnifico, are in the middle of one of their usual arguments. Rossini was the king of the Crescendi. Synopsis: In the dilapidated manor of Don Magnifico. The opera is now considered a staple of the standard repertoire.. don magnifico (la cenerentola) – personajes de la Ópera Hoy vamos a dedicar nuestro espacio a un personaje importantísimo de la ópera La Cenerentola de Gioacchino Rossini . Hectic is spreading among the sisters, and they desperately chase Cenerentola back and forth to get prepared for the evening. Dandini, his valet, has disguised himself as a prince. 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. The supernatural elements that traditionally characterize the Cinderella story were removed from the libretto, simply for ease of staging. Scenes with Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola. Rossini composed La Cenerentola when he was 25 years old, following the success of The Barber of Seville the year before. Synopsis: Alidoro returns to Cenerentola and invites her to the castle. Don Magnifico (a Cenerentola voltandosi) Che fai tu qui? Synopsis: Their stepsister Cinderella has to do all the work. As a prelude he took his old overture from the opera “La gazza ladra”, recitatives and three pieces were written by Luca Agolini. They take their anger out on Cenerentola. 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. Ramiro and Cenerentola are married, and celebrate their wedding at the palace. At the first performance, the opera was received with some hostility, but it soon became popular throughout Italy and beyond; it reached Lisbon in 1819, London in 1820 and New York in 1826. Throughout most of the 19th century, its popularity rivalled that of Barber, but as the coloratura contralto, for which the leading role was originally written, became rare, it fell slowly out of the repertoire. Joyce DiDonato has made a name for herself with this role. Everyone is amazed that it is Cenerentola. Alidoro appears in his role as minister. All these operas are versions of the fairy tale Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. Overhearing this, Ramiro is overjoyed and steps forward. Ferretti had prepared a list of 20 themes, but none of them were financially or artistically suitable. He has the task of researching the character of those who are willing to marry. But they don’t know anything better than to be bitchy in front of Dandini. (scuotendosi dal guardar Ramiro, e parte) Dandini Perseguitate presto Con i piè baronali I magnifici … Sponsored by. La Cenerentola Libretto. He was a famous man all over Europe and his greatest success, the Barbiere di Siviglia, was not yet two years old. Ferretti: “I got tired of making suggestions and was half asleep in the middle of yawning: Cinderella. Dandini identifies himself as a valet and chases Don Magnifico away, who must realize the deception. See and hear Juan Diego Flores in a legendary encore on the Met (which is rarely allowed). Back at Magnifico’s house, Cenerentola is humming a song when Magnifico … Their stepsister Angelina, who is called Cenerentola and serves as the family maid, sings … Magnifico explains that she is only an ordinary maid. Tutto e un deserto…un soave non so che – von Stade / Araiza. Claudio Abbado staged a groundbreaking recording of the Cenerentola in 1971 with the director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and the music historian Zedda. The Fairy Godmother is replaced by Alidoro, a philosopher and tutor to the Prince. Ramiro rejects him mockingly and the three have to watch stunned as the Prince takes Cenerentola to the castle. 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. The Congress of Vienna, which ended a few years earlier, restored the prerogatives of the nobility after the French Revolution. Angelina, known to her stepfather and stepsisters as "Cenerentola", is forced to serve as the maid in her own home. Synopsis: In the castle of Don Ramiro. When composing the Cenerentola, Rossini had to improvise once again due to time constraints. Everything will turn to the best for her today. The unknown beauty is found. 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. In this variation of the fairy tale, the wicked stepmother is replaced by a stepfather, Don Magnifico. Ramiro wants to meet the daughters of the house. 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). Your email address will not be published. Rossini later added to the work and today the work is performed without Agolini’s pieces. Synopsis: Cinderella would also like to go to the castle in the evening and asks Don Magnifico for permission. Noé Colín cantante mexicano como Don Magnifico Miei rampolli femminini de la Opera "La Cenerentola" del compositor G.Rossini En idioma Alemán Cantantes Mexicanos. Carlo Rizzi Debutó como director de ópera en 1982, con … But Cenerentola gives him a task. The two look at each other and feel strangely attracted to each other. Dandini reveals to Magnifico that he is in fact only a penniless and powerless valet. Dinners is served and all have eyes only for the delicacies, except Ramiro and Cenerentola which are in seventh heaven. In this recording you first hear the virtuoso coloraturas of Cecilia Bartoli, this great exceptional artist. You will see another excerpt from Jean Pierre Ponelle’s comedic adaptation. Ferretti, despite harboring some ill-will against Rossini (the maestro had refused a libretto of his for The Barber of Seville), nonetheless met with the composer and the impresario Cartoni and agreed to join the project. Synopsis: The axle of the carriage Ramiros is broken. Ramiro intends to find her incognito. Don Magnifico, Baron Cenerentola's stepfather. Meanwhile, Don Magnifico has arrived in the wine cellar, where he dreams of becoming a princely cellar master. The aria is spectacular: it is peppered with difficult runs and high Cs. Synopsis: Also Don Magnifico, who just comes from the wine cellar is dumbfounded. Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta – Bartoli. Magnifico returns with his daughters. Courtiers follow, announcing that Prince Ramiro will come to visit while he searches for the most beautiful girl in the land to wed. Cenerentola's stepfather, Don Magnifico, hopes to use this as an opportunity to save his own failing fortune. Clorinda and Tisbe, daughters of Don Magnifico, are in the middle of one of their usual arguments. To present the Cenerentola as a modest girl, he lets her sing a piece completely without ornaments. He wants to chastise Cenerentola for the presumptuous request, but Ramiro and Dandini intervene. Her Cenerentola of the sixties / seventies led to the rediscovery of this opera and today it belongs to the top 30 most performed operas. His death was tragic, he fell into the orchestra pit during rehearsals and died a few weeks later of heart failure. A beggar knocks on the door. 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. , "Opera Statistics for the 2008/09 to 2012/13 seasons show 137 performances", International Music Score Library Project, Libretto from Stanford University, in Italian only, Ciro in Babilonia, ossia La caduta di Baldassare, L'occasione fa il ladro, ossia Il cambio della valigia, Il signor Bruschino, ossia Il figlio per azzardo, Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione, La gazzetta, ossia Il matrimonio per concorso, La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo, Adelaide di Borgogna, ossia Ottone, re d'Italia, Bianca e Falliero, ossia Il consiglio dei tre, Matilde di Shabran, ossia Bellezza e Cuor di Ferro, Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L'albergo del Giglio d'Oro, Moïse et Pharaon, ou Le passage de la mer rouge, Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Gioachino Rossini", Cinderella and the Prince, or The Castle of Heart's Desire, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=La_Cenerentola&oldid=980121760, Operas based on works by Charles Perrault, Articles containing Italian-language text, Articles with International Music Score Library Project links, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 September 2020, at 18:43. Corbelli was also a master of Presto-Sillabato. 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. 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. La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino 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. He pays the two exaggerated compliments and Don Magnifico already sees himself as the winner. Each of the numbers of this opera is a great piece, especially the ensemble scenes are of the greatest mastery. 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. With Rachelle Durkin, Patricia Risley, Elina Garanca, John Relyea. Rossini and Ferretti called the work a “dramma giocoso”. Rossini did not set it until a year after the premiere, possibly because the singer of the premiere was not technically versed enough. “Would you have the courage to write me a Cinderella? Synopsis: Don Magnifico appears and the valet alias Don Ramiro announces the arrival of the prince. Magnifico tries to win the favor of the new princess, but she asks only to be acknowledged, at last, as his daughter. 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. Tessitura : E3 to E4 Synopsis : Don Magnifico and his daughters have been invited to the Prince's ball. Gina Galati Clorinda, Don Magnifico's daughter. Teresa Berganza stood at the beginning of the Cenerentola Revival. Thereupon they all go out, leaving Cenerentola by herself. Les éléments surnaturels apparaissant dans le conte ne figurent pas dans le livret de Ferretti. 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. His fast sung syllables, the Presto-Sillabato, were legends. Buenos Aires, 2014. The final stretta of the duet is sung magically by the two singers. Don Magnifico, in some embarrassment, explains that she is dead and silences Cenerentola’s protests with threats. But a moment later Alidoro … Listen La Cenerentola (1992 Remastered Version), ACT 1: Noi Don Magnifico ... (Coro/Magnifico… 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). La fée est quant à elle remplacée par Alidoro, philosophe et tuteur du Prince Don Ramiro, dont Angelina (Cendrillon) est éprise. Apparently effortlessly she sings her way through this aria. He reminds the two, whoever becomes Princess, not to forget him. Personaggi: DON RAMIRO, Principe di Salerno (tenore) DANDINI, suo cameriere (baritono) DON MAGNIFICO, Barone di Montefiascone (basso) CLORINDA e (soprano) TISBE, le sue … Don Ramiro descubre gracias al brazalete que la muchacha que sirve en casa de Don Magnifico es Cenerentola y se casa con ella. 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. Cenerentola Eh... Signor sì. The sisters want to chase him away. Come un’ape ne’ giorni d’aprile – Desderi. Cenerentola can’t believe her luck when she arrives at the prince’s castle. Synopsis: The sisters excoriate Cenerentola and Don Ramiro wants to remind the prince of his daughters. For them, Cenerentola was a comedy, but it was also supposed to hold a moral. This callousness isn't lost on Ramiro. They appear and again chase Cenerentola. Se trata del papel de Don … Alter ebenerdiger Saal im Schloss des Barons mit fünf Türen; links ein Kamin, ein Spiegeltisch, ein Blumenkörbchen und Stühle He plays with the consonants grr, trr, rr to reinforce the feeling of amazement that follows the revelation of Cinderella. About. La Cenerentola no es exactamente una ópera bufa al estilo de L’italiana in Algeri, ... para la suerte de todos los presentes. There good mocha replaced the Jamaica tea. Rossini was in Rome and tasked with writing a new opera for the Teatro Valle, to be staged on St. Stephen's Day. The premiere took place in Rome in 1817. 1 Miei rampolli femminini Popularity: . When the room is empty, Ramiro enters alone, disguised as a valet. Cinderella enters the room. Alidoro then arrives with a beautiful, unknown lady who strangely resembles Cenerentola. Clorinda and Tisbe finally find the prince. I drank another glass of tea, agreed to the price and ran home. Ponnelle was a workaholic and produced over 300 opera productions in 25 years. Quelques éléments ont également été modifiés. 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. She sings of a king who married a common girl ("Una volta c’era un rè"). Rossini then asked the librettist if he had some verses ready to start working on. Synopsis: Dandini is now also interested in Cenerentola. 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. Peter Lutz, opera-inside, the online opera guide to LA CENERENTOLA by Gioacchino Rossini. Synopsis: Magnifico is in his room with his daughters. Play La Cenerentola (1992 Remastered Version), ACT 1: Noi Don Magnifico ... (Coro/Magnifico) Song by Ian Wallace from the album La Cenerentola. Synopsis. Cenerentola and Ramiro recognize each other's bracelets; the others comment on the situation (sextet: "Siete voi?"). Conchita Supervia was a spaniard like Teresa Berganza and was responsible for a great revival of Rossini in the 1920s. He wrapped himself in his blanket, stretched out his limbs and, like the gods in Homer, fell asleep peacefully. Watch one she has done with that aria (see further below). Ferretti replied, "despite my tiredness, tomorrow morning!" Synopsis: Don Ramiro’s envoys have arrived at the manor. 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". Prince Ramiro is going … A thunderstorm comes up. 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. 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. 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. Principe! Ramiro, who overhears them, rushes out overjoyed and proposes to her. In this variation of the fairy tale, the wicked stepmother is replaced by a stepfather, Don Magnifico. Listen to the opening scene in a version by Jean-Pierre Ponelle in a stylish production which is almost in black and white. The singers around Teresa Berganza thus triggered a renaissance of this opera. But she rejects his advances, she is in love with his valet. When Ramiro threatens Cenerentola's recalcitrant family, she asks him to forgive them. The unfortunate father, with his financial ruin as real as ever, vows that he will have an explanation from the real prince. Ah che vedo! Rossini had a weakness for thunderstorm music, so you hear a lot of lightning and thunder from the orchestra pit. Don Magnifico Carlo Lepore Clorinda Marie Lys Tisbe Elena Guseva Alidoro Simone Alberghini. The minor key shows the sad life of the Cenerentola as domestic servant of the tyrannical sisters. The sisters Clorinda and Tisbe admire themselves for their irresistible charm. Enzo Dara was a great buffo bass. Meanwhile, Magnifico confronts the disguised Dandini, insisting that he choose one of his daughters to marry. The piece begins inconspicuously and gradually gains intensity and culminates in a grand stretta. Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta – Supervia, Nacqui all affano … non piu mesta – DiDonato. His Don Magnifico was magnifico and the crescendo of this piece is magnifico too. Dirección: Maestro Cesar Tello Don Magnifico: Javier Martinez. Cenerentola because in the end she is ready to forgive, and Alidoro because he helps a regent to become an enlightened monarch. 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! I, for my part, asked him: Would you have the courage to compose it?’ He: ‘When can I have a draft? Cecilia Bartoli’s interpretation sparkles with her joy of singing. Magnifico frets over the competition his daughters now face from the strange lady ("Sia qualunque delle figlie"), but Cenerentola isn't interested in the "prince," saying she's fallen in love with his servant. While Montarsolo was a formidable actor next to his good voice, Dara had the virtuoso humour in his voice. This opera, as we know it from Mozart’s Buffo operas, is about a social theme, it is a ambiguous comedy. Mi credea" and the chorus "Ah, della bella incognita"). An overjoyed Ramiro steps forward; however, Cenerentola tells him that she's going home and doesn't want him to follow her. Setting : The mansion of Don Magnifico Range : D3 to E4. 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. Miei rampolli femminini – Montarsolo/Abbado. 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. Ramiro order to get the carriage ready so that he can start searching right away. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Grand Théâtre de Genève Chorus . Inside the defunct mansion of Don Magnifico, Angelina (Cenerentola, aka Cinderella) is busy working as the family's maid, while her stepsisters, Clorinda and … Enfin, l'acariâtre bell… Gabriel Menendez Dandini, valet to the Prince. Her duet with Don Ramiro is by Rossnian standards almost quiet. Also this appearance of Cenerentola is calm. DG with Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Paolo Montarsolo under the direction of Claudio Abbado with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish opera chorus. Magnifico fears that the arrival of the stranger could ruin his daughters’ chances to marry the prince. (sorpresa riconoscendo per Principe Don Ramiro; si pone le mani sul volto e vuol fuggire) … Rossinis wrote a rousing opera in just 24 days. In the years following Glyndebourne Festival's celebrated 1952 revival, conducted by Vittorio Gui, and recorded for LP by EMI, Rossini's work enjoyed a renaissance, and a new generation of Rossini mezzo-sopranoss ensured that La Cenerentola would once again be heard around the world. Cenerentola has to bring him a chair and Ramiro recognizes the bracelet on her hand. And another crescendo. She embraces her relatives and everyone is moved by her generosity. Don Magnifico claims that the third daughter died. Time stands still and the whole ensemble sings a beautifully ornamented quintet. Magnifico is a classic Buffo role. Rossini's opera was first performed in Rome's Teatro Valle on 25 January 1817. I: ‘If I don’t fall asleep tomorrow morning.’ Rossini: “Good night! Rossini, who had climbed into bed to be able to think better, sat up as straight as Aligheris Farinata. Everyone present acknowledges that she truly is worthy of the throne. Ferretti worked through the night and had the first parts of the work ready as promised in the morning. This aria is incredibly virtuoso and difficult. Directed by Gary Halvorson. 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.