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Rossini’s La Cenerentola – Act I

March 7th, 2011 by Ellen Hurley on Ellen Hurley's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I really enjoyed this opera, La Cenerentola, by Rossini. It sounded very traditional in melodic/harmonic structure, form, and style. In fact to me it sounded a bit Classical…so maybe it was in the earlier part of the Romantic Era. Probably one reason I enjoyed this opera was because I could easily follow the [...]

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Rossini’s La Cenerentola

by Elaine Daiber on Elaine Daiber's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I must admit, I was extremely excited to read that our listening for this blog was Rossini’s La Cenerentola because Cinderella was my favorite fairy tale as a kid and I used to make my Dad read the story to me about 5 times a day…but anyways, in the opera I not only love the [...]

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Rossini’s La Cenerentola

by Valerie Chiang on Valerie Chiang: An Oberlin Blog · No Comments · Romantic Music History

La Cenerentola is basically the Italian operatic version of the fairy-tale Cinderella. A few characters were replaced by libretto writer Jacopo Ferretti: the evil step-mother becomes the evil step-father Don Magnifico, and instead of a plump fairy godmother, we have Alidoro, a philosopher who is also Price Charming’s tutor.
Little did I know before I started [...]

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