Opera review: LA CENERENTOLA

Of La Cenerentola, originally a naive, sentimental folktale, Rossini’s opera made a sophisticated family drama. Cecile Roussat and Jean Lubek’s direction and sets turned it into an entertainment of mildly amusing successive stage effects.

They belong to the type of directors and set designers who several decades ago followed the European trend of stage staircases, whether necessary or not, a revolving stage, whether necessary or not, objects floating through the air, whether necessary or not, a stage densely populated with pantomimists purposelessly wandering around, and a donkey that seemed to have strayed in from another opera.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Opera-review-LA-CENERENTOLA-450135

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