Opera NOVA’s condensed version of La Cenerentola has been on the “hit parade” of operas since its first performance in Rome 1817. It is Rossini’s version of the fairy tale Cinderella, pronounced Lah-Che-neh-REN-toh-lah, and the subtitle is The Triumph of Goodness. Its theme is that goodness and forgiveness triumph over meanness and selfishness every time. This Cinderella sings she would rather have a family than a kingdom.
The performances of Rossini’s comic opera La Cenerentola will be at Gunston Middle School Theatre I at 2700 South Lang Street; Arlington, VA 22206.