The Met: Live in HD will present Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater Saturday at 1 p.m. Composed by Rossini when he was 25, following the success of “The Barber of Seville,” “La Cenerentola” is a variation on the traditional “Cinderella” story, but the wicked stepmother has been replaced by a wicked stepfather, and a bracelet serves to identify Cinderella instead of a slipper.
Joyce DiDonato, a mezzo-soprano, sings her first Met performance in the Cinderella title role, and Juan Diego Flórez, a tenor, plays her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Fabio Luisi, the Met’s principal conductor, leading the orchestra. Tickets are $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.