Denis Dowling as Dandini, the prince's valet, is shown canoodling with Thisbe (mezzo-soprano Anna Pollak), one of the ugly sisters, in a 1959 Sadler's Wells production of Rossini's La Cenerentola, based on the story of Cinderella. Dowling was renowned both for his outstanding baritone voice and his inspired acting.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Peter Downes Collection (PA-Group-00880)
Photograph by Houston Rogers
© Victoria and Albert Museum
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