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Puccini: La rondine DVD (Metropolitan Opera)

La rondine is a superb, unique and remarkably modern work. The opera is finally claiming its rightful place among Puccini's other masterpieces – thanks largely to the championship of Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, two artists who have played a major role in the opera's resurgence.


Gheorghiu plays the kept woman who gambles on true love, while Alagna is the man who makes her question the cost of her glittering existence. Nicolas Joël directs this production for the Metropolitan Opera, New York. It was originally staged at the Royal Opera House in May 2002. 


Composer:Giacomo Puccini

Director: Nicolas Joël 

Magda: Angela Gheorghiu

Ruggero: Roberto Alagna

Yvette: Monica Yunus

Bianca: Alyson Cambridge

Prunier: Marius Brenciu

Lisette: Lisette Oropesa

Suzy: Elizabeth DeShong

Rambaldo: Samuel Ramey

Gobin: Tony Stevenson

Périchaud: David Won

Crébillon: David Crawford

Piano solo: Steven Eldredge


The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Plus: Backstage at the Met with Renée Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Lisette Oropesa and Marius Brenciu



Sound: LPCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 Worldwide

Running Time: 114 mins 

Subtitles: EN/FR/SP/GE