A Fairytale Retold


As enriching as it is enchanting, Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Gioacchino Rossini, is a beautiful operatic adaptation of the classic fairytale that will find a temporary home at the Ohio Theatre on February 29 at 8 p.m. (and at 2 p.m. on March 2).  

While many know the story of the “cinder girl,” most are probably unfamiliar with the life of Rossini.  A year after writing The Barber of Seville, Rossini tried his hand at the Cinderella story, resulting in one of opera’s most popular works.  Rossini’s masterpiece, while featuring a stepfather and replacing the godmother with a tutor, remains true to the classic fairy-tale.  The wicked stepsisters are still there and the show is packed with romance, humor and surprises.  It is a family-friendly opera that shouldn’t be missed.

Opera Columbus’ production will feature the talents of Conductor and Chorusmaster, William Boggs as well as Jennifer Rivera as Cinderella.

Cinderella single tickets for the two shows, range in price from $27.50 to $102.50 and are available through CAPA by calling 614.469.0939 or via the Web at www.ticketmaster.com.