La Cenerentola

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To this day, which is based on the famous fairy tale Cinderella La cenerentola impresses with its perfect balance of musical genre, people characteristics, perfect cantilenas melodies wealth, effective ensembles and buffo situations.

First Act

In a somewhat dilapidated castle lives Don Magnifico, Baron of Montefiascone, with two daughters and a stepdaughter. While Clorinda and Tisbe nothing but idleness, cleaning and dancing in their heads, must Angelina (Cenerentola) use their half-sisters, and make the entire house work. One day, she sings very zumn displeasure Tisbes and Clorinda, the ballad of the king's son, who went to look for a bride, but it took three contenders and finally decided for those who had a good heart.The song is interrupted by the knock on the door. A beggar asks for some food. Clorinda and Tisbe show him the door in disgust, only pity his Angelina. She gives him bread and coffee. The two half-sisters would most like to beat up Angelina - only by the appearance of a group of gentlemen who bring an invitation for the measure on courting Prince Ramiro in Don Magnifico and his daughters, is also prevented the project. As the Cavaliers also announce the personal appearance of the Prince, there are Clorinda and Tisbe no stopping excited they rush with Angelina commands back and forth to get dressed up quickly. Eventually, the two fall even in dispute over who of them as first the father must tell the news.The bickering Clorinda and Tisbes disturbing her father. Surly he appears and tells a wondrous dream: He had occurred in it as a magnificent, flying donkeys and have, on a church steeple throne, heard solemn ringing of bells. Don Magnifico indicated that dream in his own way as a grandfather he would one day embrace a large crowd royal grandchildren.Finally, it is possible to interrupt Don Magnifico's tirade to tell him the royal visit and the invitation. High Delighted finds Don Magnifico his dream interpretation at least confirmed in its infancy.

Prince Don Ramiro occurs disguised as a simple servant. For this role play advised him his teacher, the philosopher Alidoro, who had previously explored as the compassion heischende beggars the situation.
Angelina and Ramiro fall in love right away. Know when the young man of Angelina, who she wants to be because actually, he gets told that Don Magnifico not her real father was, but only that the two half-sisters.
Ramiro can not explain why you have such a lovely girl running around in rags.
The Cavaliers enter the disguised Prince escort Dandini, the valet Don Ramiro, which occurs on the command as a prince. Through this masquerade Ramiro hopes to be able to see through the true intentions of the individual marriage candidates.
Effusively the supposed Prince of Don Magnifico, Clorinda and Tisbe is welcomed.
Dandini is growing with more and more obvious pleasure in him anbefohlene prince role. And through him learn it all: a last will of the deceased king forces the Prince (under threat of disinheritance) to marry as soon as possible before.
As Angelina asks modestly, go too the castle and at least watch the dancing may, it is made by the stepfather silenced. Compared to the now occurring as a court official register of marriageable daughters of the house Alidoro Angelina is output as a maid, so that is denied and declared dead. Ramiro is on the way that Angelina is treated, highly indignant. His protest, however, is under the turbulent spirit of optimism. Full of anticipation, all go to the Prince's Palace.
Dandini plays his role perfectly, and he certainly is not stingy, overwhelm the smug Don Magnifico with apparent honor and to appoint him to the cellar master of the castle. As ordered, he flirts with Clorinda and Tisbe, both trying to win the supposed prince for himself.
In the exhilaration of his newly vested in dekrediert Don Magnifico and dictated a long remission, after which it should be banned 15 years to dilute wine. Meanwhile reports Dandini his Lord of the vanity Clorinda and Tisbes that come with the wedding plans Don Ramiro not consider further.

Festive music and excited shouts announce an unexpected guest: an elegant, veiled lady. She introduces himself with the statement that they despise outward splendor and inclined to be only those to take to her husband, who would give her be warm sensitive heart. Then they will be asked to remove the veil. The lady comes to the request and excited by her beauty universal delight. It's Angelina, who has managed, with the help of everything by looking Alidoro, but the ball still to visit. Are stunned those who know Angelina. Although they realize the similarity, but they can not believe that this beautiful lady and the poor Cenerentola could be one and the same person.

Second Act

In the castle Don Ramiro holds Don Magnifico with Clorinda and Tisbe Family Council. The appearance of the competitor, still looks to the oppressed stepdaughter so very similar, has alarmed the old man deep. Magnificos guilty answers: Did he really Cenerentolas inheritance for himself and the garments of his biological daughters wasted. From impending financial ruin, he can only be saved if the prince marries one of his daughters.

Ramiro unnoticed overheard a conversation between Dandini and the unknown lady, in which Angelina rejects the acquisitions of the supposed prince. She confesses to love another, that is the "servant" to. Joyfully rushes out and Ramiro asks her. But Cenerentola is one condition: She gives him a bracelet with the mission to find her. You'll be wearing in their familiar environment the same bracelet - because he would recognize them. If they do not displease him then, it would the Seine. After these remarks, they hurry away. Immediately gives Ramiro command to let the car pull up. Impatiently, he goes in search of his beloved, but not before again zurückzuversetzen Dandini in the valet stand. Magnifico has now been told by Dandini the bitter truth for him. Full impotent rage sees Don Magnifico vanish all his honors and already accepted as safe bailout.

Returned home from the party, Angelina dreams again by the king's son, who chooses his wife only after the inclination of his heart. By angry hereinpolternden Don Magnifico and the disappointed stepsisters her dreams will be interrupted. All the pent-up anger is now dumped on the poor Cenerentola. Since draws a thunderstorm and as fate - or manipulation Alidoros - it wants a damage brings just before Don Magnifico's castle the royal vehicle to a halt, so Don Ramiro from the rain at Don Magnifico must seek shelter. Thanks to the bangle recognizes the prince again held as his maid lover who is now themselves informed about the true identity of the beloved. Overjoyed to Angelina agreed to follow Don Ramiro.

As the new Duchess moves into the throne room, it is worshiped in a big way. Since Angelina asks her husband for forgiveness for their relatives because their goodness makes them forget all wrongs.

Program and cast

Musical direction: Stefano Montanari
Production: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Stage: Rolf Glittenberg
Costumes: Marianne Glittenberg
Lighting: Jürgen Hoffmann

Don Ramiro: Dmitry Korchak
Dandini: Michael Arivony
Don Magnifico: Pietro Spagnoli
Angelina: Vasilisa Berzhanskaya
Clorinda: Maria Nazarova
Tisbe: Alma Neuhaus
Alidoro: Roberto Tagliavini

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