On Today, January 25
The opera Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Gioacchino Russini opened in Rome in 1817.
The opera was not initially accepted. The wicked stepmother is replaced by a wicked stepfather, and Cinderella is identified by a bracelet rather than a glass shoe.
Soon, however, the opera gained popularity throughout Italy and beyond, playing in Lisbon in 1819, London in 1820, and New York in 1826.