Classical Notes

Erraught’s fairytale rise stands her in good stead for Rossini role

27th October, 2019
Tara Erraught plays the lead role of Angelina in a new production of Gioachino Rossini’s La CenerentolaRos Kavanagh

Gioachino Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola has always been held in high regard by coloratura lovers, even in this country, where productions have been less than frequent down the years.

A quick check reveals only a performance in Wexford in 1956 – the first airing there of the music of Gioachino the Great – and a single staging in the Gaiety during the grand old days of the Dublin Grand Opera Society.

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