La Cenerentola Rossini


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  • The famous fairy Tale Cendrillon, ou La petite pentoufle de verrefrom Charles Perrault's Les histoires ou Contes du temps passé(1697).
  • Nicholas Isouard's opera Cendrillon staged in Paris (1810) ona libretto by Charles-Guillaume Étienne.
  • Stefano Pavesi's opera Agatina, o La virtù premiata(Milan, 1814), libretto by Francesco Fiorini.

Rossini: La Cenerentola. Teresa Berganza (Cenerentola), Luigi Alva (Ramiro), Renato Capecchi (Dandini), Paolo Montarsolo (Don Magnifico) London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera Chorus, Claudio Abbado. Rossini's Cinderella is a fairy-tale without a fairy, but no less bewitching for that. In fact the replacement of the winged godmother with the. As a special Christmas treat, watch Rossini's La Cenerentola for free online from Thursday 17 December to Monday 4 January. Our free steam of Rossini’s La Cenerentola is now over. If you enjoyed the opera, please donate to our COVID-19 Emergency Appeal.

Rossini staged his Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Argentina inRome in the year 1816. The first performance was sabotaged by the devoteesof Paisiello's Barbiere, but it enjoyed growing success, and afterseveral performances it turned into a triumph. The Teatro Valle, a rivaltheatre in Rome, offered a contract to Rossini for an opera buffa to bestaged the following season: Rossini accepted, then returned to Napleswhere he had his primary engagement with the Teatro San Carlo.

Lpla-cenerentolarossini Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t4dp2kw5c Lineage Technics SL1200MK5 Turntable + Audio-Technica AT95e cartridge Radio Design Labs EZ-PH1 phono preamp Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0 (Extended OCR) Original-ppi 1200 Pages 22 Ppi 600 Rippingdate 0529 Rippingoperator associate-mann-borden. La Cenerentola (Cinderella), Rossini’s nineteenth opera, was composed in a remarkable twenty-four days before premiering in Rome on January 25, 1817. The original story of “Cinderella” had been written by Charles Perrault, a Frenchman who lived in the seventeenth century.

His fulltime contract with Naples allowed Rossini to work for other cities,but he had to arrange these performances on very short time schedules.In December 1816 he went to Rome to write and prepare the new opera.The theatre proposed a libretto by Rossi, on the subject ofFrancesca di Foix (a subject later set to music byDonizetti in 1831), but thecensor vetoed it, a major setback because of the extremely short timeavailable. The theatre manager asked the librettist Jacopo Ferrettito help. Ferretti later wrote a detailed report of the creation of thisnew work (see the complete Italian text):

Two days before Christmas Day of the year 1816 I was invited by thetheatre manager Cartoni and Maestro Rossini for a meeting with theVatican censor. (...) (The existing libretto) could not be modified ina suitable way, so they begged me to find another subject and write anew libretto on the spot. I said «they begged», and so it was,because there were bad feelings between me and Rossini, due to a littlewrong he had previously done me.
(Rossini had refused a libretto by Ferretti the year before,preferring Cesare Sterbini's version of the Barbiere.)Ferretti, however, did not refuse this new opportunity to have a librettoset to music by Rossini: they all went to Cartoni's house 'for tea'and Ferretti began to suggest many subjects.
I proposed some twenty or thirty subjects. But one was too dramatic forthe carnival season, another too tricky, another required an expensivestaging or did not suit the singers (...). Sick of proposals and nearlyprostrate with weariness, I yawned: 'Cinderella'. Rossini, in order toconcentrate, was lying on his bed. He abruptly stood up likeAlighieri's Farinata and said: «Would you have the heart for writingme a 'Cinderella'?» - I replied «And you for setting it to music?», and he asked «when would the draft be ready ?»;and I: «despite my sleepiness, tomorrow morning!»; and Rossini:«good night!»: he wrapped himself in the sheets and fell asleep(...)

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Ferretti discussed the financial aspects with a relieved Cartoni, thenwent home and wrote his first draft. Rossini was satisfied with it,but insisted on stripping all magical elements from the plot. Perrault'sfairy tale was the primary source, but it is easy to recognizethe influence of the then-famous Neapolitan opera buffa YoutubeLa Cecchina,ossia La buona figliola, by Piccinni on Goldoni's libretto.Piccinni's work is often cited as a milestone in the development ofopera buffa, and it was a source of inspiration for many other works:the latest of them (before

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Cenerentola) was Stefano Pavesi'sAgatina, o La virtù premiata (Milan, 1814), on a librettoby Francesco Fiorini. Pavesi's work must have been well-known to Rossini,for it was staged at the Teatro alla Scala in the same season as hisTurco in ItaliaLa cenerentola opera and Sigismondo.In addition, Nicholas Isouard's opera Cendrillon, staged in Parisin 1810, on a libretto by Charles-Guillaume Étienne, must have beenknown to both Rossini and Ferretti, having been a major success inFrench theaters.

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La Cenerentola did suffer some trouble when staged in Frenchtheaters. The substantial differences from Perrault's fairy tale, as wellas the popularity of Isouard's competing version of the same subject,led the French critics to be negatively disposed . Of course thefavourite argument of its opponents was the 'betrayal' of Perrault'sideas. An article in a Paris' paper (Journal des débats,10 June 1822), criticizes the libretto for the substitution of a braceletfor Cinderella's shoe, jesting that the substitution might have beenmade for a prima donna with a beautiful arm and ugly feet.Gertrude Righetti Giorgi, for whom the opera had been written, was notamused, and displayed her stage temper in an open letter to the press:

'You miserable people who soil paper to earn undeserved attention fromyour readers! On Roman stages, it is not permitted to display the same situations that are seen in France. It seemed that decency might be offendedby displaying a slipper, and since it was a musical comedy it was easyto substitute a bracelet. But Sig. Parisian Journalist should not thinkthat I say this to defend my feet: he does not know me, and if he didhe might say that I have more to gain by adopting the original slipperthan by clinging to the bracelet.'(Italian Text)

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