The next in the series of Christ Church Concerts will be the Rossini two act comic opera “La Cenerentola”, the Cinderella story performed by the Lyster Opera Company.

Lyster Opera derives its name from William Saurin Lyster (1828-1880), an Irish born entrepreneur who made it his mission to provide opera to the growing population of Australia. The Melbourne suburb of Lysterfield is named in his honour.

Today, Lyster Opera perpetuates his vision by bringing opera to new audiences, often in remote areas. Since 2018, Lyster Opera has toured productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and Don Pasquale to areas such as Tarnagulla, Avoca, Daylesford, Warrnambool, Albury-Wodonga and Oxley.

In the opera, Angelina, known as Cenerentola, struggles graciously with the cruelty of her stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe, and stepfather Don Magnifico. Prince Ramiro, searching for a wife, is looking for the most beautiful girl in the land and will hold a ball to choose his bride. Don Magnifico hopes that it will be one of his daughters because such a marriage would ensure the family fortune. Romero, through a combination of ruses and disguises uncovers the true nature of Clorinda, Tisbe and Don Magnifico and finds his true love. Beyond the laughter, the essence of La Cenerentola is a parable of love and forgiveness.

This fourth concert in the Christ Church Concert series will be on Saturday 5 November starting at 2.30pm at Christ Church Anglican, 54 Central Springs Road, Daylesford.

For further information please call Director Jamie Moffat on 0410 890 388 or Coordinator Frank Page on 0417 010 817. Tickets are $30 and available online at