Any production of Cenerentola rises or falls on the shoulders of its heroine, [Cinderella,] and Sonia Ganassi has a warm, rich mezzo voice with all the agility to articulate Rossini’s tricky coloratura.
Mr Vinco [as Dandini] sings very well…the stepfather Don Magnifico and his obnoxious daughters are well served (and sung) by Alfonso Antoniozzi, Carla Di Censo, and Paola Gardina…Simon Orfila [as Alidoro] sings beautifully.
As Alidoro Simon Orfilo sang his aria La del ciel with aplomb and deserved his reception. For me the star of the performance came with the singing and acting of Marco Vinco as Dandini…he sings and acts to perfection. His youthful and elegant figure, well costumed as supposed Prince and later as revealed in his true status, is a consummate portrayal and one that helps hold the production and performance together. The step-sisters act and sing well…