Cinderelly, Cinderelly!

“Cinderelly, Cinderelly
Night and day it’s Cinderelly
Make the fire, fix the breakfast
Wash the dishes, do the mopping….”

Last night I received the opportunity to attend Tulsa Opera’s dress rehearsal of Rossini’s Cinderella at the PAC. The rehearsal is basically a full performance of the show from the singers and the orchestra but the audience is more laid back. It’s a practice run before opening night.

pac sign

Most people know the story of Cinderella. Rossini’s Cinderella is very close in comparison except for a few twists in the plot. The opera was very light and wasn’t too heavy on the sappy love story part. They made room for comic relief as well. To become an opera singer takes years of training. It’s amazing to hear the vocal range in the performers voices.

cinderella cast2

If you know very little about opera let me fill you in on something very important…they sing…EVERYTHING…and it’s not in English. Don’t worry that you’ll be lost during the performance, there is a screen provided with the subtitles so you are always aware of the translation.

cinderella cast

We had to leave during the intermission because it was getting late and of course like most working folks I have to get some sleep.

Performances of Rossini’s Cinderella will be held on Friday Oct. 24th at 7:30 pm and Sunday Oct. 26th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are between $25 and $105. For tickets and more information visit tulsaopera.com

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