Puccini's La Rondine

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The Metropolitan Opera revives its 2008 production of La Rondine, Puccini's often-overlooked work that straddles the boundaries between opera and operetta. The production features the house debut of the fast-rising Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as Magda, a swallow who, in the search for love, realizes she cannot attach herself to anyone and must remain a free woman.

The tenor Giuseppe Filianoti plays Ruggero, returning after his run in the title role of La Clemenza di Tito, and Anna Christy is Lisette. Ion Marin conducts.

Cast:

Conductor: Ion Marin

Magda: Kristine Opolais

Lisette: Anna Christy

Ruggero: Giuseppe Filianoti

Prunier: Marius Brenciu

Rambaldo: Dwayne Croft