Our production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola was updated to modern day Brooklyn, and sung in English, with dialogue replacing the recitative. The story took place in a run down motel owned by Don Magnifico, Cinderella’s stepfather and father to the mean stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Cinderella was working as a maid at the motel. The stepsisters read in a gossip magazine that Ramiro, a socialite from Europe, is coming to New York to find an American bride, and Don Magnifico is determined to have him marry one of his daughters and thus improve Don Magnifico’s fortunes. His trashy daughters, modeled on characters from the television show Jersey Shore, go to great lengths to impress Dandidi, who they believe to be the European socialite, while Cinderella and Ramiro, disguised as Dandini’s driver, fall in love. After a party at the Manhattan loft of Ramiro, the action returns to the motel, where the plot unravels, Ramiro and Cinderella marry, and the stepsisters and Don Magnifico are left scratching their heads!
Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 21, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Gallo Center for the Arts
1000 I Street, Modesto
Cinderella: Kindra Scharich, mezzo soprano
Don Ramiro: Marco Stefani, tenor
Don Magnifico: Carl King, baritone
Clorinda: Christine Capsuto, soprano
Tisbe: Kristen Choi, mezzo soprano
Alidoro: Colin Ramsey, bass
Dandini: Austin Kness, baritone
Conductor: Ryan Murray
Director: David Cox
Production Designer: Jean-Francois Revon
Costumes: Tara Roe
Lighting: Erik Vose
Make up: Vance Whitaker
Chorus Master: Alyssa Dye
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