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Music by Gioachino Rossini | Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti

Do dreams really come true and can love conquer greed and cruelty? Find out in Rossini’s timeless classic, Cinderella!

The kind-hearted Angelina (Cinderella) is forced to work for her wicked stepfather and cruel stepsisters. Meanwhile,  Prince Ramiro trades places with his valet and goes door to door in disguise to find the one maiden who is true of heart. Confusion and chaos ensue as Angelina’s family plots to win the heart of the prince. Through Rossini’s lively melodies, Prince Ramiro and Angelina prove that forgiveness, kindness, and love can conquer all!

The Annapolis Opera is proud to announce that this new production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) was created in partnership with Tri-Cities Opera and Opera Columbus.

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Annapolis Opera Cinderella
Post-Performance Conversation
We invite you to join Annapolis Opera’s Artistic and Music Director, Craig Kier, with members of the cast for a brief conversation following the Sunday matinee performance.  This conversation will commence shortly after the performance concludes. Guests are encouraged to move downstage to the front of the theater where the Q&A will be held. We look forward to seeing many of you after the performance!

The Annapolis Opera is committed to providing our patrons, staff, and performers the safest environment possible. To create a comfortable and safe space for all to enjoy performances, the Opera will require all patrons attending performances to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of full vaccination at the entry of all Opera events. This may be provided as a picture of your vaccination card on your cell phone or by showing your card at the check in desk prior to entry.  Because the Opera is requiring a 100% vaccination policy for events and performances, all staff and performers are also required to meet these standards. Directional signs will assist patrons to locate the entry points for check in.

In addition, and in compliance with each venue’s COVID-19 policy, audience members are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces, regardless of their vaccination status.

Please note that if you do not have proof of vaccination, you will not be allowed to attend.


Matthew Burns Cinderella
Gideon Dabi Cinderella
Christopher Humbert Jr. Cinderella
Yvette Keong Cinderella
Sofia Selowsky Cinderella

Matthew Burns
Don Magnifico

Gideon Dabi

Yvette Keong

Sofia Selowsky

David Walton Cinderella
Louisa Waycott Cinderella

David Walton
Don Ramiro


Craig Kier
David Lefkowich Annapolis Opera
Julia Noulin-Merat Annapolis Opera
Jen Caprio Cinderella
Christopher Brusberg Annapolis Opera

Craig Kier

David Lefkowich

Julia Noulin-Mérat
Set Designer

Jen Caprio
Costume Designer

Chris Brusberg
Lighting Designer


Cinderella Opera Insight Series


Speaker: Craig Kier, Annapolis Opera Artistic & Music Director

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 308 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Written at the youthful age of 25, Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella offers many of the hallmarks of Rossini’s writing for the theater. We’ll explore what makes his music – written at the height of the bel canto period – unmistakable, with its infectious melodies and ability to move audiences from laughter to tears in a matter of moments!


Speaker: David Lefkowich, Stage Director

Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 308 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Stage Director, David Lefkowich, shares his vision for this new co-production of Cinderella, exploring how he and the design team have set this production in the 1950’s. Learn about the creative team and artisans behind the scenes that bring the opera to life through the designing and building of sets and costumes, and the countless details that create a successful production set in this time period!


Speakers: Melissa & Stephen Osmond

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 308 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Retired opera singer, Melissa Osmond and Stephen Osmond, a retired symphony conductor, will navigate you through one of Rossini’s greatest operas – Cinderella! This beloved fairytale has no magical Godmother or glass slipper but is filled with disguises, deceit and humor in this new 1950’s setting. They will also explore the operatic composition life of Rossini, which was very busy, yet mysteriously short-lived.