La Cenerentola: A Live Fairy Tale


Cenerentola: A Live Fairy Tale, a stunning new film-opera event from producer Andrea Andermann, has been called “A kaleidoscopic fairytale suspended between Mozart and Disney with a hint of noir” by La Repubblica. Watch as Rossini’s jubilant take on the story of Cinderella stunningly unfolds in real castles and ballrooms in Europe, and through lush, never-before-seen animation. The fairy tale Cinderella, which inspired Gioachino Rossini’s opera, was published by Charles Perrault in 1697 as Cendrillon ou La petite pantoufle de verre (Cinderella or The small crystal slipper). Many of the familiar figures from the fairy tale and the Disney film, such as the fairy godmother, the ball, the curfew at midnight, etc., were not incorporated into the opera for a number of reasons. This performance, shot live on-location in the Italian countryside, is a new interpretation of the classic opera that combines influences from many different versions of the Cinderella tale that came before it. Starring Lena Belkina as Cenerentola. (Running time: 120 min. with no intermission) HD Digital