LA CENERENTOLA Comes to Den Norske Opera This Month

Performances run 26 April - 23 May 2024.

By: Apr. 09, 2024
LA CENERENTOLA Comes to Den Norske Opera This Month
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La Cenerentola comes to Den Norske Opera this month. Performances run 26 April - 23 May 2024.

A different kind of Cinderella  

Rossini’s opera does not have a glass slipper, pumpkin carriage or fairy godmother. In this version of Cinderella, composer Gioachino Rossini himself appears on stage and shows us how the real magic is found in the music. 

At the centre of it all is still the washing Cinderella. She is commanded by her two wicked stepsisters and her stepfather Don Magnifico. But in the pursuit of love, Cinderella is the victorious one: assisted by Rossini’s transforming music, she makes the journey from ashes to fire.  

Perfect first-time opera 

Cinderella is different from the Disney film, but no less entertaining, adventurous or colourful. If you have not yet been to the Oslo Opera House, this is a fantastic performance for a first timer. 

The full title is La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella or The Triumph of Goodness) – and at the age of only 24, the composer Rossini conjured up the work in only 24 days! He used the fairytale as a template for tinkering with the penchant for power, appearances and identity building.  

Young soloists at the forefront 

The performance is staged by the internationally acclaimed director Stefan Herheim – the pride of Norwegian opera. On stage is a dream team of young soloists, with Lilly Jørstad in the main role of Cinderella and Jack Swanson as Don Ramiro. Vincenzo Milletarì is in charge of musical direction.  


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