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Cenerentola

Mann kledd i brokadevest med englevinger Photo: Erik Berg
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Running
26. April–​23. May
Scene
Main Stage
Duration
3 h 15 min / 1 Break

Rossini’s Cinderella – a lively and extravagant hit among audiences!

“The result is exquisite. Go to the Oslo Opera House if you can,” wrote VG and gave this fairytale opera, which premiered in 2017, the highest possible rating. Stefan Herheim’s version of La Cenerentola is finally back on the Main Stage!

A different kind of Cinderella  

Rossini’s opera does not have a glass slipper, pumpkin carriage or fairy godmother. In this version of Cinderella, composer Gioachino Rossini himself appears on stage and shows us how the real magic is found in the music. 

At the centre of it all is still the washing Cinderella. She is commanded by her two wicked stepsisters and her stepfather Don Magnifico. But in the pursuit of love, Cinderella is the victorious one: assisted by Rossini’s transforming music, she makes the journey from ashes to fire.  

a firework display of merrymaking, satire, playfulness and colours.

– MAREN ØRSTAVIK, AFTENPOSTEN

Perfect first-time opera 

Cinderella is different from the Disney film, but no less entertaining, adventurous or colourful. If you have not yet been to the Oslo Opera House, this is a fantastic performance for a first timer. 

The full title is La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella or The Triumph of Goodness) – and at the age of only 24, the composer Rossini conjured up the work in only 24 days! He used the fairytale as a template for tinkering with the penchant for power, appearances and identity building.  

Young soloists at the forefront 

The performance is staged by the internationally acclaimed director Stefan Herheim – the pride of Norwegian opera. On stage is a dream team of young soloists, with Lilly Jørstad in the main role of Cinderella and Jack Swanson as Don Ramiro. Vincenzo Milletarì is in charge of musical direction.  

  • Free introduction one hour before the performance (in Norwegian)
  • Co-production with Opéra de Lyon

Artistic team and cast

  • Music
    Gioachino Rossini
  • Original title
    La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo
  • Libretto
    Jacopo Ferretti
  • Conductor
    Vincenzo Milletarì
  • Director
    Stefan Herheim
  • Set design
    Daniel Lund
  • Costumes
    Esther Bialas
  • Lighting design
    Phoenix (Andreas Hofer)
  • Video design
    fettFilm Momme Hinrichs and Torge Møller
  • Partecipants
    Opera Orchestra, Male Chorus
    • Vaskedame / Askepott
        • 26. Apr 2024 19:00
        • 2. May 2024 19:00
        • 4. May 2024 18:00
        • 6. May 2024 19:00
        • 8. May 2024 19:00
        • 14. May 2024 19:00
        • 16. May 2024 18:00
        • 20. May 2024 18:00
        • 23. May 2024 19:00
    • Don Ramiro
        • 26. Apr 2024 19:00
        • 2. May 2024 19:00
        • 4. May 2024 18:00
        • 6. May 2024 19:00
        • 8. May 2024 19:00
        • 14. May 2024 19:00
        • 16. May 2024 18:00
        • 20. May 2024 18:00
        • 23. May 2024 19:00
    • Dandini
        • 26. Apr 2024 19:00
        • 2. May 2024 19:00
        • 4. May 2024 18:00
        • 6. May 2024 19:00
        • 8. May 2024 19:00
        • 14. May 2024 19:00
        • 16. May 2024 18:00
        • 20. May 2024 18:00
        • 23. May 2024 19:00
    • Rossini / Don Magnifico
        • 26. Apr 2024 19:00
        • 2. May 2024 19:00
        • 4. May 2024 18:00
        • 6. May 2024 19:00
        • 8. May 2024 19:00
        • 14. May 2024 19:00
        • 16. May 2024 18:00
        • 20. May 2024 18:00
        • 23. May 2024 19:00
    • Clorinda
        • 26. Apr 2024 19:00
        • 2. May 2024 19:00
        • 4. May 2024 18:00
        • 6. May 2024 19:00
        • 8. May 2024 19:00
        • 14. May 2024 19:00
        • 16. May 2024 18:00
        • 20. May 2024 18:00
        • 23. May 2024 19:00
    • Tisbe
        • 26. Apr 2024 19:00
        • 2. May 2024 19:00
        • 4. May 2024 18:00
        • 6. May 2024 19:00
        • 8. May 2024 19:00
        • 14. May 2024 19:00
        • 16. May 2024 18:00
        • 20. May 2024 18:00
        • 23. May 2024 19:00
    • Alidoro
        • 26. Apr 2024 19:00
        • 2. May 2024 19:00
        • 4. May 2024 18:00
        • 6. May 2024 19:00
        • 8. May 2024 19:00
        • 14. May 2024 19:00
        • 16. May 2024 18:00
        • 20. May 2024 18:00
        • 23. May 2024 19:00
Price
100–900 kr
Language
italiensk
Subtitles
norsk og engelsk
  • Friday 26. April
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Thursday 2. May
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Saturday 4. May
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Monday 6. May
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Wednesday 8. May
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Tuesday 14. May
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Thursday 16. May
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Monday 20. May
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Thursday 23. May
    19:00 / Main Stage

Intermission refreshments

Order pre-show food and drinks or to enjoy during intermission. If you want to pre-order for intermission, we recommend ordering from the bar closest to your seat in the auditorium. The bars are open before the performance and during intermission. All advance orders are sorted alphabetically by the last name of the person placing the order. You are not permitted to bring any drinks into the auditorium.
Vinglass på en bardisk i Operaen Photo: Fursetgruppen