La Rondine Tickets
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Puccini's famous love story at the Metropolitan Opera as it makes a rare appearance in New York.
Puccini’s La Rondine Tickets At The Metropolitan OperaTravel back in time with Puccini’s famous French heartbreak opera, La Rondine at the Metropolitan Opera House. The tale of Magda and her search for the meaning of true love had a soft opening in Monte Carlo due to World War One and this is a rare chance to see it performed at New York’s renowned opera house.
What is La Rondine about?La Rondine is Puccini’s take on the story of La Traviata set in high-society Paris. At a party, Magda gets her palm read and is told she will travel south in search of true happiness. Magda believes she has found contentment and leaves her old life in Paris to start a new one in the French Riviera.
With art-deco-inspired sets, La Rondine takes audiences back to Paris and the French Riviera in the early 1900s. Puccini’s operas are staples throughout opera houses around the world and this opera is no different.
The Cast of La RondineGrammy Award-winning soprano Angel Blue portrays Magda for the run of this production. Blue has performed at top opera houses around the world and made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2017. The remainder of the cast will be making their Metropolitan Opera debut with La Rondine.
The Story Behind La RondinePuccini was commissioned to create a Viennese operetta for the Carltheater and in the Spring of 1916, he finished creating La Rondine. The production was initially created to be previewed in Vienna, but due to the war it ended up previewing in Monte Carlo on a smaller scale than originally planned.
Due to the smaller preview, the opera wasn’t picked up as much as Puccini’s previous works. Despite being a rare opera, it has appeared in opera houses across the globe.
Puccini created many final versions of the opera due to La Rondine not being as successful as his other operas. However, he sadly passed before deciding on the final edit. The performance audiences see now is the first and final version that Puccini produced.
La Rondine first made its debut in New York in 1984 but didn’t make it to the Metropolitan Opera House until 2008. The opera proved popular across Europe and has appeared in London, France, and more.