La Cenerentola
Opera

La Cenerentola

Gioachino Rossini

Why couldn’t the story of Cinderella take place in the present day?

The Estates Theatre
For the whole family
Modern adaptation
Comedy
Famous draft

Dear spectators,
On 10th of May, the National Theatre launched a presale of tickets for June 2021.

According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre, the Main Box office of the National Theatre on the New Stage is reopened. The other box offices remain closed until further notice.

 

Basic information

Venue

The Estates Theatre

Approximate running time

3 hours 5 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

Language

In Italian, subtitles in Czech, English

Premiere

January 21, 2016

There is not just one Cinderella. Her tale has been retold in a variety of versions throughout Europe and elsewhere in the world. The roots of the renowned fable for children and adults alike lie in ancient times. And in many cases it has not been rendered as a fairy tale teeming with magic and spells. The Italian composer Gioachino Rossini decided to present the Cinderella story as one that could well have happened. And why could it not happen in the present day? But don’t worry – you will not be deprived of the magic and spells!

Cast

  • 2020-2021

Creatives

Musical preparation
Jan Kučera
Stage director
Enikő Eszenyi
Motion cooperation
Tamás Juronics
Light design
Csontos Balázs
Chorus master
Pavel Vaněk
Dramaturgy
Beno Blachut

About

The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra

The opera’s libretto is based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale Cendrillon, first published in 1697 within the collection Les Contes de ma Mère l'Oye. One of the most frequently performed works of Gioachino Rossini, a true master of the bel canto style, La Cenerentola premiered on 25 January 1817 at the Teatro Valle in Rome. Just like the other creators inspired by Perrault’s fable, Rossini interpreted the story of Cinderella in his own way, presenting a broad scale of situations, ranging from the moving to the comical, as well as rewarding types of characters and splendid musical numbers, one of the most famous being Cinderella’s aria “Nacqui all'affanno… Non più mesta”, a staple of many a world-renowned diva.

Our production, a singular and intriguing adaptation, was staged by the acclaimed Hungarian director and actor Enikő Eszenyi, who had previously created in Prague well-received productions of Shakespeare plays for the Estates Theatre (The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). She also acted in Robert Wilson’s 1914. The music was prepared by the young Czech conductor and composer Jan Kučera.

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre launched a pre-sale of tickets for June 2021

When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the Main box office of the National Theatre.

According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the Estates Theatre

Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).