State Opera Orchestra
Concert master: Štěpán Kaniak
Piano: Šárka Knížetová
Celesta: Světlana Janová
State Opera Chorus
Magda, a Parisian beauty who is kept by a wealthy banker, resembles a swallow in her yearning for the southern sun, and true love. But can she escape her past? Puccini´s opera La rondine (The Swallow) enjoyed only a short-lived success after its premiere in Monte Carlo in 1917. However, the last two decades have seen its ever more frequent returns to opera stages in Europe and America. It received three previous productions in this country (Brno 1929, Opava 1989, and Ostrava 2008), all of them outside Prague.
The opera is performed in Italian version and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.
Duration of the performance 2 hours and 15 minutes, 1 intermission (after Act II)