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La Rondine by Puccini at LLT this weekend

Puccini’s passionate romance makes a rare Met appearance, with the radiant soprano Angel Blue starring opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman.

pg20aThe polished staging transports audiences from the heart of 1920s Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera. “La Rondine” is a light opera sometimes compared to an operetta. In the past, it has often been brought to the Met at the behest of a Diva who is interested in portraying Magda and on this occasion it was no different. But this occasion was also built on the debut of a major tenor and two other important house debuts. As the couple of Lisette and Prunier, soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov both filled the stage with a breath of fresh air. Pogorelc brought a fantastic lyric coloratura voice to the role of Lisette and while she doesn’t get an aria, her interactions with the other characters showcased a bright and crystalline voice. It didn’t hurt that her movement around the stage was filled with great flexibility and charisma and that she lit up the stage every time she entered.”

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