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La Rondine

Puccini’s achingly beautiful score charmingly conveys the plight of Magda (the “swallow” of the title) who unexpectedly finds true love with the handsome young Ruggero. But their idyllic and happy life comes to an premature end as she is haunted by the fear that her checkered past will ruin his future. Real-life couple and operatic stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna portray Puccini’s star-crossed lovers. Ezio Frigerio’s elegant and sophisticated art deco sets add a dazzling touch to Nicholas Joël’s production, which premiered in 2008.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Jan 10, 2009
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
Librettist
Giuseppe Adami
Run Time
1 HRS 54 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
DVD release by EMI Classics / The Metropolitan Opera
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Marco Armiliato
Magda
Angela Gheorghiu
Lisette
Roberto Alagna
Ruggero
Lisette Oropesa
Prunier
Marius Brenciu
Rambaldo
Samuel Ramey
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