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Seattle Opera Podcast

Jan 2, 2019

Rossini’s La Cenerentola combines the human warmth of the beloved Cinderella story with the wit and sparkle of The Barber of Seville. Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces La Cenerentola with musical examples from Seattle Opera’s archival recordings of La Cenerentola: from 1996, with Laura Polvarelli (Cenerentola), Gregory Kunde (Don Ramiro), Robert Orth (Dandini), Jan Opalach (Alidoro), Julian Patrick (Don Magnfico), Louise Marley (Tisbe), and Sally Wolf (Clorinda), conducted by Yves Abel; and from 2013, with Karin Mushegain (Cenerentola), Edgardo Rocha (Ramiro), Brett Polegato (Dandini), Arthur Woodley (Alidoro), Sarah Larsen (Tisbe), Dana Pundt (Clorinda), Patrick Carfizzi (Don Magnifico), conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti. Special example of Kate Lindsey singing Cenerentola’s rondo at 2014’s Speight Gala conducted by Carlo Montanaro.