Puccini’s gift for mesmerising melodies captures the essence of romance and love at first sight between a Parisian courtesan, Magda, and her naive and ardent admirer Ruggero. Magda, a metaphorical swallow, is torn between the life she needs and the life she knows.
Puccini’s exquisite score is warm and sensually delicate. It vividly shapes the characters and choruses, evoking the beguiling essence of Parisian life. La Rondine navigates a spectrum of emotions from the gaiety of the City of Love, the bittersweet sorrow of regret, and the sensuality of young love.
Puccini’s late masterpiece, brimming with themes of youth, passion and heartbreak, will rekindle your understanding of what it truly means to be alive and in love.
2hrs 20mins (incl. interval)
August 8th, 2024
August 10th, 2024
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Tobias Ringborg
Assistant Conductor: Simon Bruckard
Director: Stuart Maunder
Set and Costume Designer: Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer: Gavan Swift
Associate Designer: Louisa Fitzgerald
Cast: Kiandra Howarth, Kang Wang, Nina Korbe and Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Victorian Opera Chorus
La Rondine (The Swallow) runs for 2hrs 20mins (incl. interval).
La Rondine (The Swallow) is at St Kilda's Palais Theatre.
La Rondine (The Swallow) tickets start at $44.
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