When: Fri., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 29, 3 p.m. 2017
Giochino Rossini's dramedy opera La Cenerentola is a twist on the Cinderella story. Angelina is still a lovely young woman forced to toil for her nasty stepsisters, but now she must also deal with a stern and demanding stepfather, the audaciously named Don Magnifico. The rest of the plot remains essentially unchanged, although instead of a fairy godmother Cenerentola is aided by the handsome prince's disguised tutor. Winter Opera Saint Louis presents La Cenerentola in the original Italian with English supertitles at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. Sunday (January 27 and 29) at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts (425 Lindbergh Boulevard; www.winteroperstl.org). Tickets are $35 to $55.