La Cenerentola


Scenic Designer: Mimi Lien; Costume Designer: Glenn Avery Breed; Lighting Designer: Jeff Bruckerhoff
Lawrence Edelson, Director and Choreographer
Opera Saratoga - 2015
Photos by Gary David Gold

Expectations have run high for Opera Saratoga’s first season under its new artistic and general director Lawrence Edelson...Edelson’s new staging of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) was charming, imaginative and richly detailed.”

- The Times Union

The most satisfying overall performance was of La Cenerentola, directed by Edelson... Edelson directed the singers surely and introduced all manner of amusing touches.

- Opera Magazine UK

Attention to clarity and detail without fussiness is a wonderful thing in the presentation of a Rossini comic opera, and Opera Saratoga in upstate New York scored a triumph with their new production of La Cenerentola by assembling a fine all-around team. Starting at the top, the company’s artistic and general manager Lawrence Edelson, just a year into the job, has great credentials as both director and choreographer... Edelson’s direction was concise and properly silly without moving into slapstick, and his treatment of the 13-voice male chorus, behaving differently for different scenes and singing, at one point, with flowers between their teeth, added to the fun.”

- Backtrack