Final two performances of Cenerentola

The Lyster Opera touring production of Rossini’s Cenerentola has been receiving some lovely reviews, quoted below.

Only two chances left to see the show—7:30pm this Friday 18 November at The Edge, Federation Square, and 2pm on Sunday 20 November at Queenscliff Town Hall.

Such a fun and colourful production!

Alexandra Mathew, in the title role, exhibited a natural innocence while observing the nonsense occurring around her. The aria “Una volta c’era un re” takes her thoughts away from the drudgery of her existence in fairy tale fashion. The chemistry with the hero Prince Ramiro (Hew Wegner) worked splendidly, with the vocal quality raising the standard from the Music Hall environment, perfectly delivered by Madame Carandini (Rachel Buckley), to genuine opera.

– Bronislaw Sozanski, Ballarat Courier

Alexandra Mathew was everything one would want in a Cinderella. A warm mezzo with an expressive face, she handled the difficult coloratura with ease. The finale, “Non piu Mesta” was a highlight.

– Graham Ford, Graham Ford Reviews