Recognized as one of the foremost opera training programs in the world, Manhattan School of Music’s opera program attracts some of the most talented young singers from the United States and more than forty other countries. Students in the program refine their technique and develop their artistry under the guidance of a faculty of eminent artist-teachers while gaining exposure before New York City audiences through performances in opera scenes, community outreach concerts and two full-length productions each year.

Stay Thirsty Magazine is pleased to present this trailer from Manhattan School of Music’s recent production of La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella, or the triumph of goodness) with music by Gioachino Rossini and libretto by Jacopo Ferretti to highlight the extraordinary talents of the next generation of opera professionals.

Some years before, Cinderella suffered the loss of her father. In order to give her daughter security, her mother married the widower Don Magnifico, who brought to the household his own two daughters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Shortly after, her mother also passed away. The spendthrift Don Magnifico lavished his stepdaughter’s inheritance on his own daughters and reduced Cinderella to the role of household servant.

Manhattan School of Music Production of La Cenerentola

Gary Thor Wedow – Conductor
Jay Lesenger  Director
Peter Harrison – Scenic Designer
Elizabeth Clancy – Costume Designer
Julie Duro – Lighting Designer
Tommy Kurzman – Wig and Makeup Designer
William Tracy – Head of Opera Musical Studies

Cenerentola: Hongni Wu and Yunlei Xie
Prince Ramiro: Philippe L’Esperance and Zhiyu Shi
Dandini: Dongwei Shen and Marcel Sokalski
Don Magnifico: José Luis Maldonado and Marshall Morrow
Clorinda: Kelly Singer and Si-Yeon Kim
Tisbe: Polixeni Tziouvaras and Elisabeth Harris
Alidoro: Andrew Henry and Daniel Rich

Manhattan School of Music Production of La Cenerentola

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