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Ensemble

Theatrical Genius

Rossini's 'La Cenerentola'
delights MARIA NOCKIN

 

The basic idea of the Cinderella story has been with us since antiquity. In the first century BCE, Greek historian Strabo told the tale of Rhodopsis who lived in a Greek colony in Egypt. While she was bathing, an eagle snatched one of her sandals, and eventually dropped it on the head of the king. He wanted to see the lovely lady who could wear such a sandal...

Copyright © 27 March 2013 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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