The famous mezzo-soprano comes back to Versailles to play The Cenerentola, masterpiece of the composer Rossini.
20 years ago, Cecilia Bartoli first took the role of Cenerentola/Cinderella at the Zurich Opera in Rossini’s opera. Immediately, her interpretation, in turns dashing, tender, dazzling, mischievous and commanding, made this a reference performance of the most famous opera house in Switzerland.
Two decades later, Cecilia has decided to bid farewell to this flagship work with a tour to close this exceptional musical chapter! She has chosen Versailles for two staged performances in costume, together with a group who knows this show perfectly, having performed it many times at Cecilia’s side. A new orchestra, the Prince’s Musicians, founded at her instigation, accompanies this tour; they are based at the Monte Carlo Opera and led by the impetuous Diego Fasolis.
Two unforgettable evenings, for the Cinderella who has become a Princess of Opera…
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Dramma Giocoso in 2 acts.
Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti
With surtitles in English
- Cecilia Bartoli Angelina
- Edgardo Rocha Don Ramiro
- Nicola Alaimo Dandini
- Carlos Chausson Don Magnifico
- Ugo Guagliardo Alidoro
- Sen Guo Clorinde
- Liliana Nikiteanu Tisbe
- Chœur Hommes de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo
- The Prince’s Musicians Monaco
- Diego Fasolis, Conductor
- Claudia Blersch, Staging
Friday 24th february 2017 - 8pm
Sunday 26th february 2017 - 4pm