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. 

Composer

Giacomo Puccini

Librettist

Giuseppe Adami

Language

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Runtime

Approximately 2 hours and 29 minutes with two intermissions

Cast & Creative Team

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Synopsis

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Act I

In Magda’s Paris home, Prunier tells the women that love and passion are all the fashions of Paris. He sings his latest composition. Magda is intrigued …

Director's Notes

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Octavio Cardenas

Stage Director Octavio Cardenas previews this beautiful and complex production of Puccini’s La Rondine…

Composer Biography

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Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini was born into a family of court composers and organists in the historic city of Lucca, Italy …

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

La Rondine Costume Renderings

Montana Levi Blanco
Montana Levi Blanco

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For American audiences Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) is last in the long line of Italian opera composers that began with Jacopo Perri in 1600…

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