La Rondine

Opera

Writers: Giacomo Puccini

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
3
First Produced
1917
Genres
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, late teen, mature adult characters

Synopsis

As the poet, Prunier, speaks of romance and love, Magda, a prostitute, reminisces about her past. She soon realizes that as the mistress of Rambaldo, she is living without love. That night, she dresses up as a working class woman and goes off to the Bullier nightclub. There, she falls in love with a young man, Ruggero, and decides to leave Rambaldo. Things are going well with the couple until Ruggero surprises Magda, with a proposition of marriage. Magda is then forced to tell the young man about her immoral past. In the end, she feels she must leave Ruggero and leaves him sobbing.

Lead Characters