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A bitter-sweet 'Swallow'

'La Rondine' at the Puccini Opera Festival
impresses GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

As anticipated here recently in 'A Keen interest', 20 July 2017, the second opera of the 2017 Puccini Opera Festival is La Rondine ('The Swallow'), a rather rarely-performed opera. Its premiere was 27 March 1917 in Monte Carlo, but it reached London's Royal Opera House only in 2002. I was in the audience at Torre del Lago on 15 July 2017.

There are many reasons for this lack of popularity...

Copyright © 24 July 2017 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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GIACOMO PUCCINI

LA RONDINE

TORRE DEL LAGO

ITALY

1917

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