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Puccini Festival – La Rondine
August 27, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm€19,50
“Posterity will see what a bijou!”
The opera that Puccini composed between May 1914 and April 1916 for the Carltheater in Vienna will be presented in a production that is the result of a collaboration with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, but which, due to the war, was not staged in Vienna but had its premiere in Monte Carlo in 1917.
After the lukewarm reception the opera received in Bologna, on the occasion of its Italian premiere a few months after its triumph in Monte Carlo on 27 March 1917, Puccini had this to say: “Posterity will see what a bijou!” La Rondine is certainly not a “minor opera”, as many have defined this Puccini work. On the contrary, it belongs to the Maestro’s full artistic maturity, with many references to European opera and operetta production, and to musicians such as Massenet, Léhar and Offenbach.
The protagonist of the opera, Magda, loves the Parisian worldly life and aspires to a romantic and passionate love
The Puccini Festival is the most important opera festivals in Italy and the only one in the world dedicated to Puccini. It takes place in the summer, in the months of July and August, in the places that were inspirational for the Maestro. The Festival offers the opportunity to listen to great stars of world opera interpreting Puccini’s masterpieces, staged in a large open-air theatre on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli, right in front of the Puccini House Museum.
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