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Premiere recording of Nicolo Isouard's 1810 comic opera.

Cendrillon opened at the Paris Opéra-Comique on February 22, 1810, and brought unprecedented success to composer Nicolo Isouard and his librettist Charles-Guillaume Étienne. However, beginning in 1817 Rossini's La Cenerentola superceded Isouard's opera and Cendrillon fell into obscurity.The head of Opera Music Studies at Manhattan, William Tracy along with Jennifer Gliere, conductor Pierre Vallet and director Dona D. Vaughn have prepared an entirely new edition and production for this recording. In fact, orchestral parts could not be located, nor the original score. Working from the original manuscript and the first printed edition, Mr. Tracy and Ms. Gliere created the present edition heard here. You can now hear Isouard's brilliant "perfect little jewel box" opera, Cendrillon, last performed in the United States on July 13, 1827 at the Park Theater by a French company from New Orleans.
Nicolo Isouard, composer
Amanda Austin, soprano; Michael St. Peter, tenor; Marcel Sokalski, baritone; Hyeree Shin, soprano; Abigail Shapiro, soprano; Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater Orchestra & Chorus; Pierre Vallet, conductor

Review to come.
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