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Puccini's La Rondine

From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Marco Armiliato conducts the least-known of Puccini's later operas, which has a much lighter musical style than his better known works, as well as operetta-like touches and strong tunes. Real-life couple Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna play the lead romantic roles in a piece they have performed around the world and helped to put back onto the operatic map.

Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff. The interval includes backstage interviews.

Magda ...... Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)
Ruggero ...... Roberto Alagna (tenor)
Lisette ...... Lisette Oropesa (soprano)
Prunier ...... Marius Brenciu (tenor)
Rambaldo ...... Samuel Ramey (baritone)
Perichaud ...... David Won (baritone)
Gobin ...... Tony Stevenson (tenor)
Crebillon ...... David Crawford (bass-baritone)
Yvette ...... Monica Yunus (soprano)
Bianca ...... Alyson Cambridge (soprano)
Suzy ...... Elizabeth De Shong (mezzo-soprano)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Marco Armiliato (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Jan 2009 18:00