Cinderella being escorted by her Prince

La Cenerentola


A Time to Laugh!

July 16, 7:00 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora
July 18, 3:30 PM | Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm

Tickets: Adults $40; Students under 18: $15


Rossini’s rollicking comic opera in Italian with English supertitles.

A Bad Dad, two Ugly Stepsisters, and a Handsome Prince. You know how this ends!


Cinderella's Ugly Step Sisters
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A Time for the Children’s Smiles!

July 15, 3:00 PM | Mesabi East, Aurora, MN
July 17, 4:00 PM | Discovery Center, Chisholm, MN

Tickets: Adults $20;  Children $7.00

A special One-Hour adaptation of Rossini’s comic opera, just for the children. Full Sets, Costumes and Orchestra, sung by the NLMF Opera Young Artists.

We’re delighted to have an opportunity to share Rossini’s hilarious opera, “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) with the younger members our community. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English subtitles, easily understood by 3rd grade readers. For the younger students, the Narrator will help move the story along, with a brief and clear explanation of what the audience member will see and hear next. This narration is delivered in a way that so the youngest child of about 5 or 6 can easily understand the plot and enjoy the music that they are about to hear. The running time is one hour, and even younger students who can manage that period of time will enjoy it, we feel. Our recommendation: Ages 5 -HighSchool.

La Cenerentola Cast & Creative Team

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Alyssa Martin

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Don Ramiro/Prince
Norman Shankle

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Gideon Dabi

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Don Magnifico
Andrew Allan Hiers

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Rafael Porto

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Cara Collins

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Katherine Henly

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Gavriel Heine
Conductor & Musical Director

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Chía Patiño
Stage Director