Alidoro

Alidoro

fairy godfather to Italian Cinderella. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, Cinderella, Westerman, 120–121]
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This was when Alidoro (that was the Mastiff's name), in a frenzy of running, came so near that he was on the very point of reaching him.
Alidoro tried to stop, but as he was running very fast, he couldn't, and he, too, landed far out in the sea.
Then, remembering how his father had often told him that a kind deed is never lost, he swam to Alidoro and, catching hold of his tail, dragged him to the shore.
"Good-by, Alidoro, good luck and remember me to the family!"
In the Rossini opera staged at Sala D'Orchestra at Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona April 12 and 13, De Guzman played Alidoro, the philosopher and Prince Ramiro's tutor.
Since Rossini disliked supernatural elements in his operas, instead of a fairy godmother we have Alidoro, the prince's tutor disguised as a beggar.
Apart from Alidoro, the dog who chases and then saves Pinocchio, mitezza does not appear to define any of the actions of the main characters, certainly not the Blue-Haired Fairy with her cruel pedagogical ways, nor any of the other teacher-like figures (from Geppetto to the Cricket) who educate the puppet mostly by threatening him with punishment and failure.
Replacing the wicked stepmother with an equally depraved male equivalent (Don Magnifico), and the Fairy Godmother with the Prince's tutor (a philosopher by the name of Alidoro), it's probably worth potential attendees familiarising themselves with Rossini's amendments to the more traditional rendering…
In this version of the story, Cinderella lives with her stepfather Don Magnifico and stepsisters Clorinda and Tisbe, who are described as "a mixture of insolence, vanity and whimsy." The prince, Don Ramiro, with the help of his servant Dandini and tutor Alidoro, test the characters of the three daughters by using disguises and switched identities.
The old pilgrim's only other friend in Venice makes a tragic exit: Alidoro, the police dog from his youth, whom Pinocchio saved from drowning at their first meeting.