La Cenerentola

Gioachino Rossini

La Cenerentola



July 14, 16*, 20, 22, 27*, 30 at 7.30pm

New Production. Co-production between Opera Holland Park and Danish National Opera

Opera in two acts

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti

With the City of London Sinfonia

*Concession date

Ticket Prices

Pricing details are subject to change.

Running times
7:30 start, 9:05 interval of 15 minutes, finishing at 10:30pm.

Rossini supposedly wrote this gorgeous comic opera in three weeks when aged just 25 years old.  It is his take on the Cinderella story and although it would be wrong to expect glass slippers and pumpkin carriages, it is the tale we know, and is a delight, despite carrying an edge of darkness, even featuring an epic orchestral storm in the second act.

With Cenerentola, as with many of Rossini’s comic operas, we feel on familiar ground; quartets, quintets, sextets, bravura arias and sparkling orchestration. Familiar too are the disguises, mistaken identities, a Prince (most charming in this instance), a Princess, sisters, servants and a happy ending. Every shred of effervescence that is ever squeezed from an operatic score is here but Rossini doesn’t keep it just cute. Cinderella is lifted out of hardship not by a Fairy-Godmother’s wand but by her own goodness, and thus she earns her ticket to the ball.

Search on the web; ‘Non piu Mesta’, ‘Naqui all’affanno’, ‘Come un’ape ne’ giorni d’aprile’. ‘Una volta c’era un re’.



We are excited to be coproducing La Cenerentola with the Danish National Opera. It will tour in Denmark from 7 October 2016 until 3 December 2016. For more information, follow this link.


Get involved, @operahollandpk #ohpCenerentola


Cast and Creatives

Lighting Designer
Movement Director
Chorus Master
Dane Lam
Oliver Platt
Neil Irish
Mark Jonathan
Emma Brunton
Harry Ogg


Prince Ramiro
Don Magnifico
Victoria Simmonds
Nico Darmanin
Nicholas Lester
Jonathan Veira
Barnaby Rea
Fleur de Bray
Heather Lowe