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PUCCINI, G.: Rondine (La) (Puccini Festival, 2007) (NTSC)



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PUCCINI, G.: Rondine (La) (Puccini Festival, 2007) (NTSC)

Giacomo Puccini


MagdaSvetla Vassileva
LisetteMaya Dashuk
RuggeroFabio Sartori
PrunierEmanuele Giannino
RambaldoMarzio Giossi
PérichaudFernando Ciuffo
GobinGiorgio Berrugi
CrébillonAndrea Patucelli
YvettePolina Volfson
BiancaAlessandra Meozzi
SuzyAnnunziata Vestri
FleuryKatia De Sarlo
MarietteChang Chiung Wen
RoroElisabetta Lombardo
Un maggiordomoAlessando Manghesi

Puccini Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Alberto Veronesi
, conductor

Recorded live from the 53rd Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago, Italy, on 8, 10 and 16 August 2007


Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Surround 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, Italian
Running time: 111 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

Although one of his most consistently lyrical operas, La rondine (The Swallow) remains one of Puccini’s least known. Dissatisfied with the result of his work, Puccini wrote three versions, with two different endings, and continued to make further revisions up to his death in 1924. The innovative 2007 production at the Torre del Lago Giacomo Puccini Festival, presented on this DVD, is in effect a fourth version, which combines Acts I and II of the first version (1917), with Lorenzo Ferrero’s 1994 orchestration of parts of the Finale of Act III of the incomplete third version (1921), some of which had survived only in piano score, as well as Ruggero’s Act I romanza, Parigi è la città dei desideri, from the second version (1920).

With a sparkling score reminiscent of Franz Lehár and Richard Strauss, La rondine, set in mid-19th century Paris, tells the story of Magda de Civry, a young courtesan who falls in love one evening with Ruggero Lastouc, the handsome son of a childhood friend of her protector, Rambaldo Fernandez. Although Magda believes that her compromised social position prevents their marrying, in Puccini’s third version it is Ruggero who leaves Magda when he discovers that she is the mistress of Rambaldo.


Puccini, Giacomo

Adami, Giuseppe

Veronesi, Alberto

Puccini Festival Orchestra

Puccini Festival Chorus

Berrugi, Giorgio; Ciuffo, Fernando Luis; Dashuk, Maya; Giannino, Emanuele; Giossi, Marzio; Lombardo, Elisabetta; Manghesi, Alessando; Meozzi, Alessandra; Patucelli, Andrea; Sarlo, Katia De; Sartori, Fabio; Vassileva, Svetla; Vestri, Annunziata; Volfson, Polina; Wen, Chang Chiung

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 2.110266

Barcode: 747313526659

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Release Date: 04/2009

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