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La Cenerentola

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)

25, 28, 31, October  

Whites Hotel

Cinderella, the English form of La Cenerentola, was composed in 1817, a year after The Barber of Seville, and contains some of Rossini’s most dazzling vocal writing. The complete title, Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant, suggests there is more to the story than a handsome prince seeking a beautiful bride. The prince’s bride is to be the kindest of them all, as well as the fairest, so his tutor uses disguise in order to bring about a happy ending. Prince Ramiro and the ill-treated, kind-hearted Cenerentola fall in love and marry, and Cenerentola repays her step-family’s cruelty with forgiveness.

In 2014, all Shortwork Operas will be performed in Whites Hotel, a 5-minute walk from Wexford Opera House.

Sung in Italian.

Tickets: €25

The Festival ShortWorks are made possible by the generous support of The Lord Magan of Castletown.

  • Kate Allen

    Angelina

    Biography

    Kate Allen

    Angelina

    Mezzo-Soprano, Ireland

    Previous Engagements: Suzuki (Madama Butterfly, Puccini, Castleton Festival); Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia, Britten, Merola Opera); Alto Solo (9th Symphony, Beethoven, La Fenice, Venice).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Alto Solo (Elijah, Mendelssohn, Our Lady's Choral Society, National Concert Hall).

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  • Eamonn Mulhall

    Prince Ramiro

    Biography

    Eamonn Mulhall

    Prince Ramiro

    Tenor, Ireland

    Previous Engagements: Dorian Gray (Dorian Gray, Cekovska, Slovak National Opera); Angel (Clemency, MacMillan, Linbury at Royal Opera, Covent Garden); Tenor (Messiah (staged), Handel, English National Opera).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Dorian Gray (Dorian Gray, Cekovska, Prague Spring Festival); Tenor (Matthauspassion, Bach, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra); Tenor (Messiah, Handel, Irish Baroque Orchestra).

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  • Filippo Fontana

    Dandini

    Biography

    Filippo Fontana

    Dandini

    Bass, Italy

    Previously at WFO: Beaupertuis (Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze, 2013).

    Previous Engagements: Taddeo (Italiana in Algeri, Rossini, Filarmonico Verona); Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini, Maggio Musicale); Betto (Gianni Schicchi, Puccini, Chiusi).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Batone (L’inganno felice, Rossini, Fenice di Venezia); Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini, Opera Oviedo); Musico (Le convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali, Donizetti, Maggio Musicale).

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  • Davide Bartolucci

    Don Magnifico

    Biography

    Davide Bartolucci

    Don Magnifico

    Baritone, Italy

    Previous Engagements: Dottor Malatesta (Don Pasquale, Donizetti, Teatro comunale Bologna); Guglielmo (Così fan tutte, Mozart, Opera de Tenerife); Uberto (Serva padrona, Pergolesi, Teatro comunale di Firenze).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Masetto (Don Giovanni, Mozart, Pamplona).

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  • Ian Beadle

    Alidoro

    Biography

    Ian Beadle

    Alidoro

    Baritone, United Kingdom

    Previously at WFO: Belcore (L’elisir d'amore, 2013)

    Previous Engagements: Jake Wallace (La Fanciulla del West, Puccini, Opera Holland Park); Quinault (Adriana Lecouvreur, Francesco Cilèa, Opera Holland Park); Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell, OperaUpClose).

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  • Rebecca Goulden

    Clorinda

    Biography

    Rebecca Goulden

    Clorinda

    Soprano, United Kingdom

    Previously at WFO: Mimì (La Bohème, 2010).

    Previous Engagements: Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart, Swansea City Opera); Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw, Britten, Opera Koln); Sirene (cover) (Rinaldo, Handel, Glyndebourne Festival Opera).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Marguerite (Faust, Gounod, Swansea City Opera); Soprano soloist (2nd Symphony, Mahler, The Whitehall Orchestra).

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  • Kristin Finnigan

    Tisbe

    Biography

    Kristin Finnigan

    Tisbe

    Contralto, United Kingdom

    Previously at WFO: Kate Cassidy (Losers, 2013); Mrs Kneebone (A Dinner Engagement, 2012).

    Previous Engagements: Madame de Croissy (Dialogues des Carmélites, Poulenc, Blackheath Halls); Mistress Quickly (Falstaff, Verdi, Iford Arts).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Alto Soloist (Messiah, Handel, Monte Carlo); Duchess (The Gondoliers, Gilbert & Sullivan, Opera Della Luna).

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  • Peter O'Donohue

    Ensemble Tenor

    Biography

    Peter O'Donohue

    Ensemble Tenor

    Tenor, Ireland

    Previous Engagements: Chorus (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Kurt Weill, O.T.C & Rough Magic.); Chorus (Nixon in China, John Adams, Wide Open Opera.); Chorus (Macbeth, Verdi, N.I. Opera).

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  • Jon Valender

    Ensemble Tenor

    Biography

    Jon Valender

    Ensemble Tenor

    Tenor, United Kingdom

    Previous Engagements: Idomeneo (Idomeneo, Mozart, Forestbird productions); Erik (Der fliegender Höllander, Wagner, Focus Opera); Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell, Dorchester Choral Society).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Tenor (Das Lied von der Erde, Mahler, Forestbird Productions); Tenor (Canticles 2 & 3, Britten, Solar productions).

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  • Ciarán Wootten

    Ensemble Baritone

    Biography

    Ciarán Wootten

    Ensemble Baritone

    Baritone, United Kingdom

    Previous Engagements: Nixon Cover/Chorus (Nixon in China, Adams/Goodman, Wide Open Opera); Schaunard (La Bohème, Puccini, DIT Conservatory of Music); King Melchior (Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti, DIT Conservatory of Music).

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  • Matthew Kellett

    Ensemble Baritone

    Biography

    Matthew Kellett

    Ensemble Baritone

    Bass-Baritone, United Kingdom

    Previous Engagements: Shaunard (La Bohème, Puccini, Heritage Opera); The Mikado (The Mikado, Sullivan, The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company); Antonio (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart, British Youth Opera).

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  • Greg Ritchey

    Music Director

    Biography

    Greg Ritchey Team

    Music Director

    U.S.A.

    Previously at WFO: Répétiteur, 2013.

    Previous Engagements: Conductor (Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, Puccini, Amalfi Coast Music Festival); Conductor (The Barber of Seville, Rossini, Palm Beach Opera).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Conductor (Opera on the Waterfront, Various Composers, Palm Beach Opera).

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  • Roberto Recchia

    Stage Director

    Biography

    Roberto Recchia Team

    Stage Director

    Italy

    Previously at WFO: Director (L’Elisir d’amore, 2013).

    Previous Engagements: Director (Maria di Rohan, Gaetano Donizetti, Festival Donizetti); Director (Nûr, Marco Taralli, Festival della valle d'Itria - Martina Franca); Director (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, Gaetano Donizetti, Teatro della Fortuna - Fano).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Director (Teen Dante, G. Santini / M. Zanetti, Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana); Director/Actor (Beethoven nei campi di barbabietole, Roland Dubillard, Epos Teatro).

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  • John Crudden

    Lighting Designer

    Biography

    John Crudden Team

    Lighting Designer

    Ireland

    Previously at WFO: Lighting Designer (La Traviata, 2013).

    Previous Engagements: Lighting Designer (Agememnon, Aeschyhlus, Classic Stage Ireland); Lighting Designer (I ♥ Alice ♥ I, Amy Conroy, Hot for Theatre); Lighting Designer (How These Desperate Men Talk, Enda Walsh, Eat My Noise and Corcadorca).

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