Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford.
There is no opera in the entire repertoire that is more fun than Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) yet it is rarely performed because it requires so much virtuosity from the singers and also from the orchestra. The overture is not the only part of the galloping score that makes tremendous demands on the strings - and the nerves - of the players, working us up to a pitch of excitement.