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)
La Cenerentola

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


Practical Information

Royal Opera

Friday 24th february 2017 - 8pm
Sunday 26th february 2017 - 4pm


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