La Rondine

October 6-14

Which Life Would You Choose?

From the composer of Madame Butterfly and La Bohème, this rarely performed gem tells the story of an unlikely relationship between Magda, a high-society woman and a naïve, handsome poet. But the fate of their courtship is uncertain as Magda is torn between the life she wants and the life she knows. Puccini’s achingly beautiful score charmingly conveys the romantic bliss and irrational desires of unexpected lovers. Wistful and nostalgic, La Rondine revels in the gaiety of Paris, the stinging sorrow of regret, and the sensual richness of love.


Giacomo Puccini


Giuseppe Adami


Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.


Opera Highlights

  This is the first time La Rondine will be performed at MN Opera
  Resident Artist Program Alum Octavio Cardenas (La Bohème, 2017) returns as stage director
  Pronounced “Lah RON-dee-nay,” the title means “The Swallow” when translated into English

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