La Cenerentola: It's Not the Same Old Fairy Tale
Event Start Date: 11/7/2021 1:30 PM
Event End Date: 11/7/2021 3:00 PM
The story of Cinderella is perhaps the most well-known of all fairy tales, with roots dating back to an ancient Greek fable. The 1950 animated film by Walt Disney is only one of hundreds of stage, screen and musical adaptations of the story.
Rossini's La Cenerentola premiered in 1817 in Rome. The libretto, however, was greatly influenced by an opera that appeared only three years earlier in Milan, and the score shares numerous musical ideas with its earlier cousin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), which debuted only a year earlier.
Using numerous recorded examples, Community Educator Ron Streicher will demonstrate how Rossini's gift for portraying comedy through the high art of bel canto singing carries this ubiquitous tale of true love to its happily-ever-after conclusion.
NOTE: This Gathering will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Registration is not required.
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Launch Zoom and attend this fabulous talk on Sunday, November 7, 2021 @ 1:30pm PT.