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|La Cenerentola at the Bavarian State Opera|
|Shortly after Rossini's success with The Barber of Seville came La Cenerentola, a reworking of the Cinderella fairy tale, but with a little less magic, and a lot more worldly comedy. It was an instant success and further established the 25-year-old Rossini as one of the greatest Italian opera composers of his day. Today it is one of Rossini's most performed operas, and has retained the freshness and joie de vivre which it doubtless had at its 1817 première.
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