Performance

VenueAlhambra Theatre
Other spaces at this venue include: Studio
TownBradford
CountyWest Yorkshire
From16th March 2006
To29th March 2006
WhenMar06 16,18,29 at 19:15
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La Rondine (The Swallow)

T43507721
Paris and the Riviera, 1850s. Magda de Civry, mistress of the banker Rambaldo is giving a party in her Paris home. The poet-philosopher Prunier reads Magda's palm and predicts that, like the swallow, she will fly away from Paris, perhaps to find true love. A young man, Ruggero, son of an old friend of Rambaldo's arrives and Lisette, Magda's maid, advises him to spend his first evening in Paris at Bullier's cafe. Magda decides to follow him, in disguise. At Bullier's Ruggero sits alone. When Magda arrives, however, he dances with her (though without recognising her) and the couple are soon drinking a toast to their love. Suddenly Ramboldo storms in and demands that Magda return home. She refuses, saying she has found love. Ruggero and Magda have been living together on the Riviera. He hopes that they may marry and has written to ask for his parents consent. Magda admits her past and feels unfit to marry him. She departs for Paris, since Rambaldo has begged her to return, leaving behind the one love of her life. First performed at the Grand Theatre de Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo on 27 March 1917
Music Puccini


Archive :: production:T43507721, opera or operetta:S1988, venue:V965

Production details

Sung in Italian with English titles

Company

Company Opera North
Director Francesca Zambello (original director)
Director Peter Relton (revival director)
Conductor Richard Farnes (excl. Jun 15/16)
Conductor Tecwyn Evans (Jun 15/16)
Design Bruno Schwengl
Costume Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Colin Smith
Choreographer Tim Claydon
Performer Jenis Kelly (Magda)
Performer Rafael Rojas (Ruggero)
Performer Peter Savidge (Rambaldo Mar 16/18/29/ Apr 5/7 May 11/17/20)
Performer Jonathan Best (Rambaldo Apr 26/28/ May 4/9/26 Jun 1/15/16)
Performer Alan Oke (Prunier)
Performer Gail Pearson (Lisette)

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