Just in time for the holidays, LA Opera presents Gioachino Rossini’s fairytale romance “Cinderella” (La Cenerentola) from November 20 through December 12 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This delightfully entertaining spin on the ultimate rags-to-riches tale finds our spunky heroine (no damsel in distress here) seizing the opportunity to nab the most eligible bachelor in the land and outwit her social-climbing family in the process.


“Following the heightened passion, tragic drama and epic sweep of the season’s first two operas, Il Trovatore and Tannhäuser, it’s now time for something lighter and brighter,” said Christopher Koelsch, LA Opera’s president and CEO. “Rossini’s Cinderella fills the bill perfectly. It’s fleet, funny, romantic and heartwarming, all at once. It’s also a showcase for spectacular singing, and we’ve assembled the perfect cast and creative team to bring this masterpiece to life.”

In addition to the in-person performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, LA Opera will livestream two performances (November 28 and December 1) for viewers worldwide to access from the comfort of their homes via the company’s On Now digital platform. For those who attend in person, LA Opera’s new vaccination policy, along with a new, state-of-the-art air filtration system and enhanced cleaning protocols, will ensure the best and safest possible experience for audiences, artists and staff, the company’s top priority. (See below for more information.)

Music: Gioachino Rossini; Libretto: Jacopo Ferretti

Cast includes: Angelina: Serena Malfi; Don Ramiro: Levy Sekgapane; Dandini: Rodion Pogossov; Don Magnifico: Alessandro Corbelli; Clorinda: Erica Petrocelli; Tisbe: Gabriela Flores; Alidoro: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo;

Creative team includes: Conductor: Roberto Abbado; Director / Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly; Set Designer: Chantal Thomas; Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler; Chorus Director: Grant Gershon

Photo courtesy of Dutch National Opera

Performance dates and times: Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 7:30pm; Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 2pm; Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 7:30pm; Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 7:30pm; Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:30pm; Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 2pm; 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles; Estimated running time: three hours, including one intermission; All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.

Tickets for “Cinderella” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion begin at $15 and are on sale now. Vaccination is required for entrance; please see additional information below. Digital tickets to watch the live-streamed performances of “Cinderella” on either November 28, at 2pm or December 1, at 7:30pm can be purchased for $30.

Tickets can be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001, or in person at the LA Opera box office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). For disability access, call 213.972.0777 or email LAOpera@LAOpera.org 

To find out about vaccine mandates, and more information visit LAOpera.org/Cinderella

What: “Cinderella”
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
When: See schedule above
Website: https://www.laopera.org