A cheerful short opera
Cinderella’s sisters go to a ball where they hope to court the favour of the Prince, leaving Cinderella at home to clean the house. Her stepmother has hopes of bringing the Prince home for an after-party. Fortunately, a magic flute conjures up a spectacular gown for Cinderella to wear, and the people at the ball are dazzled by the mysterious beauty dancing in glass slippers.
The familiar story of Cinderella and her ugly sisters is presented in a hilariously updated 30-minute opera to the bubbling tunes of Rossini. As with the hugely popular Magic Flute for Toddlers and Barber of Seville, this version of La cenerentola is presented by two versatile singers and two musicians who are also actors, and puppets complement the cast. A brisk and cheerful short opera suitable for everyone!