Giacomo Puccini

La rondine (The Swallow)


Opera in three acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
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La rondine is the only late work of Puccini's in a lighter genre and was commissioned by the director of a Viennese theatre. Composed during World War One, the lyric opera was premiered in the neutral territory of Monte-Carlo in the spring of 1917 and won the approval of the Cote d'Azur audience. Although its atmosphere evokes the world of Viennese operetta, its plot set in Paris and on the Riviera is more reminiscent of La bohème and La Dame aux Camélias. With virtuosic ease he weaves into his remarkably scored symphonic composition elements of contemporary dance music, including the waltz, tango polka and foxtrot. The Opera is now giving the work its first Hungarian staging since it was first presented in this country in 1927 at the City Theatre; in partnership with the Hungarian Opera of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca). 


General cast

Conductor
József Horváth
Magda de Civry
Zsuzsanna Ádám
Ruggero Lastouc
Adorján Pataki
Rambaldo Fernandez
Sándor Balla
Lisette
Katalin Kolcsár
Prunier
Bardon Tony
Yvette / Georgette
Pataki Enikő
Suzy / Lolette
Zsejke Székely
Bianca / Gabriella
Judit Hary
Périchaud
János Szilágyi
Gobin
János Ádám
Crébillon
Árpád Sándor
Pianist
Gergő Nagy
Rabonnier
László Mányoki
A butler
Peti Tamás Ottó
Adolfo
Plesa Róbert
A voice
Fülöp-Gergely Tímea / Kormos Melinda
First waiter
Székely Dániel
Second waiter
Radu Pop
Featuring
Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Opera Chorus and Orchestra

Credits

Librettist
Giuseppe Adami
Director
Ferenc Anger
Assistant to the director
Jancsó Hajnal
Set and costume designer
Gergely Zöldy Z
Assistant to the set and costume designer
Venczel Attila
Hungarian surtitles
Ferenc Anger
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Chorus director
Szabolcs Kulcsár
Concert master
Barabás Sándor, Ferenczi Endre
Opera Répétiteurs
Incze G. Katalin, Nagy Gergő
Prompter
Kostyák Júlia
Stage manager
Péter Venczel

Premiere
May 26, 2019

Events

2019. May 26., Sun, 19:00
2019. May 27., Mon, 19:00