The ReGeneration Festival production of Cenerentola in The Boboli Gardens, Florence
ReGen’s Cenerentola at the Boboli gardens – watch the full video10:17, 10th September 2020
Part of Florence’s ReGeneration Festival (presented by New Generation Festival and the Uffizzi Galleries), this socially-distanced Rossini Cenerentola – with the added frisson of dramatic lightning with the threat of a storm – was a glistening triumph. Performed within Florence’s glorious Boboli Gardens, the youthful and carefully chosen cast included the charismatic Svetlina Stoyanova as Angelina (the Cinderella of the title)and Josh Lovell revealing himself as a born Rossini tenor in the role of Don Ramino. The Orchestra Senzaspine was conducted by Sándor Károlyi in a performance that confirmed Cenerentola as a true Rossini masterpiece.
ReGen is a festival of hope given by hundreds of rising new generation artists and creatives to demonstrate the restorative power of the Arts. The festival, held in Florence, is organised by British co-founders Maximilian Fane, Roger Granville and Frankie Parham and is supported by the Uffizi Gallery.
Colin Clarke’s full report from this year’s ReGeneration Festival in Florence will be published in Opera Now’s November/December 2020 issue. To guarantee your copy, subscribe today.