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Constant Comedy: Rossini's La Cenerentola at the Washington National Opera

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It's been a while since my last post. Life and getting into work somewhat overtook me. That said, I had occasion to write a piece on Washington National Opera's performance of Rossini's La Cenerentola for a work publication and wanted to adapt that here as a review of that performance. This was my favorite performance of the season and a great note to end on. I am looking forward to the momentous season next year with the standard of Carmen, some unusual selections, and the first full Ring in the city in a single season. I will be out for most of the opera in the area this summer, but hope to make and review a few performances. 

General information & synopsis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Cenerentola

La Cenerentola | Gioachino Rossini

Angelina (Cenerentola): Isabel Leonard* (May 9, 13, 16, 19, 21) / Tara Erraught* (May 11, 15, 17m)          
Don Ramiro: Maxim Mironov* (May 9, 13, 16, 19, 21) / David Portillo* (May 11, 15, 17m)
Dandini: Simone Alberghini
Don Magnifico: Pao…