Opera and Gelato Film Festival
Arizona Opera is proud to present the 2nd annual summer Opera and Gelato Film Festival. Join us for a family, kid-friendly presentation of Rossini’s Cinderella. Direct from San Francisco Opera, this hour-long adaptation of the classic fairytale is perfect for first-time opera goers. Enjoy FROST Gelato and refreshments for purchase.
Time: Pre-show activities presented in part by the Children's Museum of Phoenix begin at 1:00 p.m., film screening begins at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Arizona Opera Center, Roma and Raymond Wittcoff Black Box Theater
Running Time: 1 hour with no intermission
ABOUT THE OPERA
In the run-down castle of Don Magnifico, his daughters Clorinda and Tisbe are in the middle of one of an arguments. Their stepsister Angelina, called Cinderella, serves as the family maid. Suddenly, there is a knock on the door and Alidoro, tutor to the prince Don Ramiro, enters, dressed as a beggar. The stepsisters want to send him away, but Cenerentola provides hospitality as courtiers arrive to announce that Ramiro will soon pay a visit: he is looking for the most beautiful girl in the land and will hold a ball to choose his bride. Filled with disguises, magic, and glorious arias, Cinderella triumphs over her mean-spirited relatives to achieve her own happily ever after.
NOTE: While this is a FREE event, we expect this screening to sell out. PLEASE DO NOT RESERVE MORE SEATS THAN YOU ACTUALLY WILL USE. Should your plans change at any time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may release seats to those on the waitlist.