Opera in the Park During Games Week
La Cenerentola (Cinderella) by Rossini in Howard Davis Park at 2.15pm on Sunday 28 June
We are delighted to announce the screening of a performance of the opera, La Cenerentola (Cinderella) by Rossini in Howard Davis Park at 2.15pm on Sunday 28 June.
The screening will be a recording of a live performance that will take place on the stage of the beautiful Rennes Opera House on 5 June 2015 and will be free of charge to the public.
The idea for the event came about following talks between Jersey’s Culture Department and colleagues in IIle et Vilaine and Rennes Metropole. With the support of Alain Surrans, Director of Rennes Opera, it will be screened on state-of-the-art equipment already set up for the Games’ week-long entertainment programme in Howard Davis Park.
Phil Austin, Chairman of the Organising Committee, is delighted that the Park is being used for the screening of the Opera
“The NatWest Island Games is an event that will pull the whole community together - not just Jersey’s sportsmen and women and supporters - and it is wonderful that we are able to provide the equipment for this exciting performance.”
Education, Sport and Culture Minister, Deputy Rod Bryans welcomed the collaboration, saying: “The biennial live screening from the Rennes Opera House is a wonderful event, which takes opera to audiences of thousands in the Place de la Mairie in Rennes and elsewhere in Brittany and further afield. I’m delighted that it will be seen in Jersey during the Games.”
Cinderella is the ultimate rags to riches tale. Featuring a host of colourful characters, the production is a highly entertaining take on one of Rossini's most popular comedies. With music that's bright, breathless and full of energy, it's the story of Cinderella ...but perhaps not quite as you may of us know it.
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For further information contact Rod McLoughlin on Tel: 449285.
La Cenerentola is an opera in two acts based on the fairy tale of Cinderella. It was composed by Rossini when he was 25 years old and first performed in Rome in 1817.
Rossini completed the opera in a period of three weeks, and it is generally considered to contain some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles.