LA CENERENTOLA

August 2021

The Ford Amphitheater

The Ford Amphitheater

2580 Cahuenga Blvd E

Los Angeles, CA 90068


Friday August 27, 2021 | 8:00PM


Director/Designer: Josh Shaw

Conductor: Kristin Roach

Costumer: Maggie Green


Cenerentola: Stephanie Doche

Prince Ramiro: Arnold Livingston Geis

Don Magnifico: E. Scott Levin

Clorinda: Chelsea Lehnea

Tisbe/Cenerentola cover: Meagan Martin

Alidoro: Andrew Allan Hiers

Dandini: Joel Balzun


Celebrated for making opera accessible and entertaining, Pacific Opera Project returned to The Ford for Rossini’s charming take on the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, on Friday, August 27, 2021. In this version of the fairytale, the wicked stepmother is a stepfather, Don Magnifico, and Cenerentola is forced to serve as the maid in her own home. In search of a bride, Prince Ramiro disguises his tutor as a beggar, to whom Cenerentola shows kindness, proving her good heartedness. After refusing to fall for the wiles of Cenerentola’s stepsisters and stepfather, Ramiro wins her heart with a matching bracelet. POP’s Founding Artistic Director, Josh Shaw, designed and directed this rollicking Rossini classic, which was sung in Italian with English subtitles and featured a 25-piece orchestra led by Kristin Roach.