Skylight Music Theatre to Present LA CENERENTOLA, 9/19-10/5
Skylight Music Theatre is creating a new production of Rossini's classic opera La Cenerentola. The production runs September19th through October 5th in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI).
Under the stage direction of Jill Anna Ponasik (Milwaukee Opera Theatre) and with music direction by Skylight's Artistic Director, Viswa Subbaraman, this production will feature the costume designs of fashion icon Cesar Galindo.
Based in New York City, Cesar began his career designing corsets and period costumes for the Miami City Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. In addition to designing his own private label, CZAR, Galindo has designed for Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein, and his fashions have graced the cover of Elle magazine.
With such a prominent force behind the costume designs, the production has taken a decidedly fashion-centric theme. In Skylight's version the family that Cinderella is sent to live with is obsessed with material objects, most notably fashion. The evil stepsisters are clothes whores obsessed with having and wearing all of the latest fashion trends, sometimes all at once. The mansion is strewn from floor to ceiling with excessive clothing and accessories. Cinderella spends her days sorting, cleaning, folding and hanging their belongings.
Set in the fairytale present, the costume designs for the famous grand ball scene were inspired by Truman Capote's 1966 Black and White Masquerade Ball. Complete with a red-carpet paparazzi runway, Skylight's La Cenerentola will masterfully display the beautiful fashions designed by Cesar Galindo.