When Prince Ramiro and Cenerentola meet, it is love at first sight.

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Kathleen Kuhlmann ...
La Cenerentola, Angelina
Marta Taddei ...
Laura Zannini ...
Tisbe
Claudio Desderi ...
Don Magnifico
Laurence Dale ...
Don Ramiro
Alberto Rinaldi ...
Roderick Kennedy ...
Alidoro
The Glyndebourne Chorus ...
Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra ...
Themselves - Orchestra (as The London Philharmonic)
Jean Mallandaine ...
Himself - Harpsichord Continuo
Donato Renzetti ...
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Prince Ramiro, who is searching for a Princess, has changed places with his valet, Dandini - the better to discover the true nature of the ladies' hearts. When the Prince meets Cenerentola, there is instant attraction between them and they fall in love - while Cenerentola's stepsisters fawn over the fake prince (Dandini). Later, Alidoro, the Philosopher, takes Cenerentola (dressed in magnificent clothing) to the palace, where she enchants everyone with her beauty. Dandini (still posing as the prince) is smitten, and he tries to talk of love to Cenerentola, but she stops him, saying that she is in love with his 'valet'. Prince Ramiro (who has overheard this comment) is overjoyed, and immediately proposes to her, but she says that he must first seek her out - and then, if he still felt the same way about her, she would marry him. He says that he will follow her, but Cenerentola says he is not to do that. She gives him a bracelet, telling him to look for a matching bracelet on her right ... Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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A wonderful production!
11 December 1999 | by (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) – See all my reviews

This production is both charming and romantic. Set in the mid-1600's, it has the classic fairy tale 'picture book cut-out' concept as its basis. It has beautiful and colorful sets and costumes - and the courtiers are dressed as Royal Cavaliers. The singing and acting are superb - with the whole cast being ideally suited to their roles within the opera. Laurence Dale is perfect as the young Prince Ramiro, and Kathleen Kuhlmann is an ideal and adorable Cinderella. The small 'puppet stage', for the thunderstorm scene, is also a delight. A wonderful production!


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