Theatrical surprise and vocal agility mark this performance of Rossini's setting of the classic Cinderella fairy tale. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna Philharmonic are conducted by Riccardo Chailly in a Salzburg Festival production. Acclaimed soprano Ann Murray gives a gorgeous performance in the title role, while Francesco Araiza makes a dashing Prince. Director Michael Hampe adds a new twist on the classic fairy tale, highlighting its satirical elements to comment on society as a whole.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Gioacchino Rossini's sparkling version of the Cinderella story comes live from the Salzburg Festival with Ann Murray and Francisco Araiza as Cinderella and the Prince. Director Michael Hampe envisions "La Cenerentola" less as a fairy tale and more as a gently satirical comment on the nature of society and the relationship between people. Conductor Riccardo Chailly's masterly display of the Rossini style is visually matched by the opulent and elegant set designs by Mauro Pagano.