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Opera

Featherweight fun: La Cenerentola, at Nevill Holt Opera, reviewed

8 July 2023

9:00 AM

8 July 2023

9:00 AM

La Cenerentola

Nevill Holt Opera

Don Carlo

Royal Opera House, in rep until 15 July

‘Goodness Triumphant’ is the subtitle of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and you’d better believe he delivers. It’s the sweetest thing imaginable; true, the stepsisters are awful, but their spite bubbles over in streams of such sunny major-key effervescence that it’s hard to hold it against them. As for their father Don Magnifico, you can’t seriously hiss a villain whose principal ambition is unhindered access to the palace wine cellar.

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