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Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

Valentine Theatre
410 Adams St
Toledo, OH

Friday, October 6, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 2 p.m.

Toledo Opera transports you into a world of fairy tale full of wit, larger than life characters, delightful humor, and vibrant costumes.

Kind-hearted Angelina (Cinderella) is forced to work for her wicked stepfather and cruel stepsisters. Prince Ramiro, longing to find love, switches identities with his valet as they search the kingdom for a woman who is true of heart. This enchanting story promises hilarious hijinks, mistaken identities, and – of course – a beautiful ball, all set to Rossini’s effervescent score. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles.

Never before seen by Toledo Opera audiences, the beloved tale of Cinderella meets operatic delight in this Rossini hit. Based on the iconic children’s story, Angelina (Cinderella) sweeps the floors while her farcical stepsisters try on dresses, vying for the extremely eligible Prince Ramiro’s hand in marriage. With a twist of fate, Angelina meets Prince Ramiro. Charmed by her goodness, he knows he has found his soulmate. Amid household chaos, squabbling family members, and mistaken identities, Angelina’s honesty and forthrightness bring this story to its rightful and hilarious conclusion. Rossini’s charming take on the classic Cinderella story will delight audiences of all ages in this family-friendly opera. Cinderella stars mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit as Angelina, tenor David Walton as Prince Ramiro, and BGSU voice professor Keith Phares as Count Dandini.  Michelle Rofrano conducts Rossini’s sparkling score as director Marc Verzatt brings this enchanting story to life.

Starring soprano Sarah Coit as Angelina, tenor David Walton as Prince Ramiro,  and Metropolitan Opera baritone Keith Phares as Dandini

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