Costume and set designs for La Cenerentola (Glyndebourne, 1952)

Scope and Content

This series includes mounted colour set and costume designs and preliminary sketches. It is also made up of flat set model pieces, colour palettes and costume notes for La Cenerentola (Glyndebourne, 1952)

Administrative / Biographical History

La Cenerentola, an opera (1817) in two acts, was composed by Rossini with a libretto by Ferretti, based on the fairy tale Cendrillon (Cinderella) by Charles Perrault (1697). Oliver Messel's production was first performed by the Glyndebourne Festival Society at Glyndebourne on 18 June 1952; directed by Carl Ebert and featuring Oncina as Donramiro and Bruscantini as Dandini. It was revived in 1953 (Edinburgh Festival), 1954 (Berlin), 1956 (Liverpool), 1959 and 1960 (Glyndebourne).