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Victoria Vargas as Tisbe, from left, Andrew Wilkowske as Dandini and Angela Mortellaro as Clorinda star in The Minnesota Opera production of "Cinderella" (La Cenerentola). (Submitted photo)



WILLMAR -- The story line behind the Minnesota Opera's current production of "Cinderalla" is very much about the combining of some very talented people:

Roxana Constantinescu, a "young Romanian mezzo'' whose voice has been likened to chocolate, is matched with tenor James Valenti.

They are part of a very comic take on "Cinderalla" as only the master of comedy, Gioachino Rossini of "The Barber of Seville'' fame, could compose.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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