New York : Thorn EMI/HBO Video ; Farmington, Mass. : Home Vision [distributor], [1986?], c1983.
Video — 1 videocassette (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
A filmed performance of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Rossini's La Cenerentola, a witty and vivacious adaptation of the Cinderella story. The opera, written in 24 days, was first performed in Rome in 1817. The story is the familiar fairy tale but with the fairy element left out. In place of the fairy godmother, we have Alidoro, a philosophic person and friend of the Prince, The glass slipper is replaced in the opera by a pair of bracelets. One of these bracelets is given to the Prince at the Ball and recognition of the other leads to the customary happy ending.