Ballet & Dance

La Cenerentola

2008/2009 Season Opera
[New Production]

Giachino Rossini : La Cenerentola

<Opera in 2 Acts>
<Sung in Italian with Japanese supertitles>


Conductor : David Syrus
Direction : Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Stage design & Costumes : Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Restaging : Grischa Asagaroff
Supervision of rehearsals : Grischa Asagaroff / Gregory A.Fortner

Don Ramiro : Antonino Siragusa
Dandini : Roberto de Candia
Don Magnifico : Bruno de Simone
Angelina (Cenerentola) : Vesselina Kasarova
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.


Available from Saturday 21 February, 2009 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

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The world’s Rossini masters are cast in this production. Vesselina Kasarova is Angelina, and this is her debut at NNTT. Don Ramiro is Antonino Siragusa, he was a breathtaking Almaviva in the 2002 production of “The Barber of Seville”. Roberto de Candia appears here again in the role of Dandini. Bruno de Simone makes his NNTT debut as Don Magnifico. David Syrus, Head of Music of The Royal Opera, will conduct. This fantastic production is from the Bavarian State Opera by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle.


ACT I. At Don Magnifico’s house. Angelina (also known as Cenerentola) is treated like a slave by her sisters-in-law, Clorinda and Tisbe. She gives water and food to a beggar who comes to the door. The beggar is really prince Ramiro’s tutor Alidoro in disguise. Prince Ramiro, in disguise as his valet, arrives at the house. He sees Angelina and he instantly falls in love with her. Ramiro’s servant, Dandini, then arrives and is introduced as the prince, and he invites the sisters to the ball. Angelina pleads with her stepfather, Magnifico, to let her go to the ball, but he insists that she remain at home. The sisters fight over Dandini at the ball, but are taken aback by the beautiful mysterious woman (who is Angelina).

ACT II. Inside the castle. Prince Dandini declares his love for Angelina, but she rejects him and says that she is in love with the prince’s valet. Upon hearing this revelation, Ramiro comes out and declares his love for her. She gives Ramiro a bracelet and tells him that he must figure out who she is, and then she disappears from the castle. Back at the house, Don Magnifico and her stepsisters insult Angelina. Prince’s carriage breaks down in front of the house in a storm, and prince Dandini enters the mansion. Ramiro soon follows, he then recognizes Angiolina by the bracelet, and he takes her back to the castle. Angelina publicly forgives Don Magnifico and her stepsisters as she sings “Nacqui all’affano…Non piu mesta” in the finale.

<Conductor> <Direction>
David Syrus Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
David Syrus Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Antonino Siragusa Roberto de Candia Bruno de Simone Vesselina Kasarova
(Don Ramiro)
Antonino Siragusa
Roberto de Candia
(Don Magnifico)
Bruno de Simone
(Angelina [Cenerentola])
Vesselina Kasarova

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