by Gioachino Rossini

March 21, 23-25, 2018


The opera season concludes with a happy ending. 

Conductor Eric Jacobsen, Music Director of the Orlando Philharmonic, will be making his Opera Orlando debut. The delightful Amanda Crider finds everlasting love in the title role with her prince, glorious tenor Javier Abreu. Internationally-renowned stage director Ophelie Wolf brings this classic comedic cartoon to life. Orchestra: The Orlando Philharmonic. In Italian with English supertitles.

Performance Dates:

Wednesday, March 21 @ 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 24 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 25 @ 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)

Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola)


Amanda Crider: Cinderella

Javier Abreu: Prince Ramiro

Tony Dillon: Don Magnifico

Calvin Griffin: Alidoro    

Jonathan Beyer: Dandini  

Samantha Barnes Daniel: Clorinda

Sarah Purser: Tisbe

Eric Jacobsen: Conductor

Ophelie Wolf: Stage Director

Chevalier Lovett: Assistant Conductor

Robin Jensen: Chorus Master

Charles Caine: Costume Designer

Steven Horak: Hair and Make-up Designer

Jon Whiteley: Lighting Designer

Grant Preisser: Set Designer

Cinderella Lead Up Events:

Saturday, February 24, 1:30 p.m.: Cinderella Preview

Opera Orlando’s Studio Artists invite you on a musical walk through Rossini’s comic masterpiece. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 1, 6-9 p.m.: First Thursday With Cinderella

Studio Artists visit “Orlando’s original art party” with arias and fairy-tale fashion.  Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 3, 1:00 - 4:00 pm: Cinderella Shops Bloomingdale's

Shop alongside Cinderella and find the perfect pair of shoes for the spring season ahead. Plus, enjoy fairytale makeovers and sweet treats while you shop. Be enchanted while Opera Orlando brings the classic comedic cartoon to life in our ladies shoe department with interactive performances at 2pm and 3pm. Opera Orlando receives 10% of sales that day and store guests will also get a 10% discount on Cinderella tickets. Bloomingdale's at Mall at Millenia. Free and open to the public.  

Tuesday, March 6, 11:30 am: Opera Insights: Cinderella

The opera’s stage director, internationally-renowned Ophelie Wolf; and legendary Metropolitan Opera costume designer Charles Caine share their fresh vision for Rossini’s masterpiece with some help from the opera’s principal singers. Lunch is included. Tickets: $35. Winter Park Racquet Club: 2111 Via Tuscany, Winter Park, FL 32789. Buy Tickets Now!

Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm: Meet the Stars of Cinderella

The cast of the opera share their vocal talents in a program of arias, ensembles, and song. Tickets are $20. Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin, Orlando. Buy Tickets Now!

Tuesday, March 13, 7 pm: Behind the Curtain: Open Rehearsal of Cinderella

A rare opportunity inside the creative process to see how stage director Ophelie Wolf and conductor Eric Jacobsen prepare their cast for their upcoming performances. Tickets $20. Reservations required. Plaza Live Rehearsal Hall, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando. Buy Tickets Now!

March 21, 23, 24 at 6:45 p.m. and March 25 at 1:15 p.m.: Pre-performance Presentation

 Conductor Eric Jacobsen and stage director Ophelie Wolf prepare the audience for the opera performance in the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater (open to ticket holders only).