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La Cenerentola

Opera by Gioacchino Rossini

In Italian language with German surtitles

The story of Cinderella is well known: A man enters into a new marriage after the death of his wife, and his daughter is given a stepmother. And yet much is different here: the fairy-tale elements are greatly reduced, and instead of the stepmother, father Don Magnifico takes on the evil role in a great social satire that bristles with opera buffa comedy and yet has a happy ending for Cinderella.

A quarter of a century ago, the legendary director Achim Freyer staged La Cenerentola at the Volksoper. His witty, colourful version, bursting with imagination, was an immediate hit with audiences - and is now in our repertoire again.


Stage direction
Achim Freyer
Stage and costume design
Maria-Elena Amos
Lighting design
Kurt-Rüdiger Wogatzke
Choir director
Holger Kristen
Musical direction
Tobias Wögerer
Don Ramiro, Prinz von Salerno
Timothy Fallon
Dandini, sein Kammerdiener
Orhan Yildiz
Don Magnifico, Baron von Montefiascone
Martin Winkler
Angelina, seine Stieftochter, genannt Cenerentola
Annelie Sophie Müller
Clorinda, seine Tochter
Lauren Urquhart
Tisbe, seine Tochter
Maria Hegele
Alidoro, Philosoph, Erzieher Don Ramiros
Aaron Pendleton