Puccini’s La Rondine

April 20, 2024, 12:00 pm

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A well-dressed couple dances and sings in 1900s dress
Angel Blue as Magda and Jonathan Tetelman as Ruggero in Puccini's La Rondine (Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera)

Puccini’s bittersweet love story makes a rare Met appearance, with soprano Angel Blue starring as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera. In their Met debuts, soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov complete the sterling cast as Lisette and Prunier.

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