Scottish Opera: Cinderella

This article is from 2008.

Scottish Opera: Cinderella

A fairytale debut at the Fringe

It’s probably safe to say that Scottish Opera is the only name which appears in both the music programme of the International Festival as well as the Fringe. As part of their continuing quest to bring high quality opera to a new audience, the company performs at the Fringe for the first time and expect their touring version of Rossini’s Cinderella to go down well. Having sold out on earlier tours across Scotland in the past year, the production has been praised for the high quality of singing from the seven young singers who present it.

In a light-hearted vein, director Harry Fehr sets Cinders in the period of its composition, the early 19th century, a time of fashion, elegance and style. It was also the time when the gilded mirrors and glittering chandeliers of the Assembly Rooms first sparkled for Edinburgh high society, so a fitting venue for Scottish Opera’s Fringe debut.

Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 31 Jul–2 Aug, 12.45pm, £20 (£15).

Scottish Opera: Cinderella

One of the leading 'bel canto' operas of the 19th century, Rossini's 'Cinderella' is an entertaining and engaging light comedy and a showcase for vocal fireworks with a great final aria. Sung in English. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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