"La Cenerentola (Cinderella) - by Gioachino Rossini - Boston Lyric Opera (Boston, MA.)

Boston Lyric Opera



Music by Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti

Stage Director Dawn M. Simmons

Conducted by BLO Music Director David Angus

Cast Includes: Cecelia Hall as “Angelina”; Levy Sekgapane as “Don Ramiro”; Levi Hernandez as “Dandini”; Brandon Cedel as “Don Magnifico”

“LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA)” plays three performances at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater.


November 18, 2023 through November 12, 2023

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One year after writing his opera buffa The Barber of Seville, Gioachino Rossini composed a take on this fairy tale love story that dispenses with the fairy dust and focuses on the wisdom of the human heart. 

No pumpkin carriages or mice-becoming-horses in this version; instead, says conductor and BLO Music Director David Angus, the magic comes in the form of Rossini’s heartfelt, uplifting score and the simple libretto by Jacopo Ferretti. 

Boston-area Stage Director Dawn M. Simmons – nominated for several 2023 Elliot Norton Awards for her direction of “K-I-S-S-I-N-G” at The Huntington and several other projects with Front Porch Arts Collective, where she is Co-Producing Artistic Director – will helm the production in her BLO debut and her first foray into opera. 

Casting for “LA CENERENTOLA” includes: Cecelia Hall as Angelina, the title character; Levy Sekgapane as Don Ramiro, the Prince of Salerno; Levi Hernandez as Dandini; and Brandon Cedel (seen in BLO’s 2019 The Rape of Lucretia) as Don Magnifico, the Baron of Montefiascone and Angelina’s stepfather. 

Additional casting will be announced later. 

“LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA)” plays three performances at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater


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