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. And you can take Metrolink to L.A. Union Station and transfer to Metro B (Red) or D (Purple) Line to Grand Park in order to get there easily!
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.)
CONTEST ALERT: We have partnered with our friends at LA Opera to give away (2) tickets for Cinderella for its Sun. 12/12 performance at 2:00pm. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “STEPSISTERS” by Tues. 12/7 at 9am. A winner will be selected by random draw. General contest rules can be found on our website.
Meet the Cast
The cast is led by two artists making company debuts as the romantic leads: Italian mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi as Angelina (Cinderella) and South African tenor Levy Sekgapane as Don Ramiro, her prince charming.
A trio of company favorites return in leading roles: Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov as the prince’s comical valet Dandini; Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magnifico, the stepfather who tries to foil Cinderella’s happy ending; and Italian bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Alidoro, Cinderella’s mysterious benefactor.
Cinderella’s nasty stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe, are performed by American soprano Erica Petrocelli and Mexican mezzo-soprano Gabriela Flores, who are respectively an alumna and a current member of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.
Performance Dates and Times
There will be six performances of Cinderella at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012:
- 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
* performance will be livestreamed
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 livestreamed 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.
HOT TIP: Metrolink riders can save 20% off tickets to all weekday performances (Nov. 20, Dec. 1,4,8) with Promo Code: VISIT20. Also, half price tickets are available for youth to all performances. The latter are only available by calling the LA Opera Box Office Phone: 213.972.8001 (Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm).
More information is available at LAOpera.org/Cinderella.
In order to be considered fully vaccinated, patrons must confirm that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccines. Audience members may display proof of vaccine on a smartphone or by showing a physical copy of their vaccination card or official vaccination record, along with a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests younger than 18 may present a school photo ID. Those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the listed requirements.
Children under 12 and those who are unvaccinated due to a medical or religious reason must provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to attending, along with government issued ID. Rapid or antigen tests will not be accepted.
Masks will be required at all times for all patrons and visitors regardless of vaccination status in all indoor spaces at LA Opera, except while eating and drinking in designated areas.