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RONDINE, LA

"With the story, updated to roughly the 1920s, complete with Art Deco sets and costumes, this production makes a strong case for "La Rondine" as sophisticated, charming and poignant."

The New York Times

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.

Composer
Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Marco Armiliato
Singers
Samuel Ramey, Marius Brenciu, Roberto Alagna, Lisette Oropesa, Angela Gheorghiu
Production
Nicolas Joël
TV Director
Brian Large
Year
2009
Duration
01:55:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera
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