Met Summer Encore: La Rondine-**
- Release Date:
- 120 min.
- Nicholas Joël
- Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna
Puccini's achingly beautiful score charmingly conveys the plight of Magda (the "swallow" of the title), who unexpectedly finds true love with the handsome young Ruggero. But their idyllic life comes to a premature end as she is haunted by the fear that her checkered past will ruin his future. Opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna portray Puccini's star-crossed lovers. Nicholas Jo�l's production features elegant and sophisticated art-deco sets that contribute to the dazzling stage picture.