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Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's 'La Rondine'

Sun-Ly Pierce as Suzy, Amanda Batista as Bianca, Magdalena Kuźma as Yvette, and Angel Blue as Magda in Puccini's "La Rondine." Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera
Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera
Lise Davidsen as Leonora in Verdi's "La Forza del Destino." Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2023-24 season of Saturday matinee radio broadcasts continues with 'La Rondine,' Puccini’s bittersweet opera about love in all its guises.

Soprano Angel Blue stars as the courtesan Magda, who has a beautiful dream of love – but one that proves elusive.

Tenor Jonathan Tetelman makes his network broadcast debut as Ruggero, a newcomer to Paris who falls in love with her.

And another pair of Met debutantes, soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov, are the pragmatic couple Lisette and Prunier.

Speranza Scappucci conducts this lesser-known gem by Puccini, a captivating romance colored with a tinge of heartbreak.

'La Rondine' will be heard live over the Robert K. Johnson Foundation-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 20.

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