Opera The State Opera

La rondine

Giacomo Puccini
Concert performance - 14 and 16 May 2014


Libretto: Giuseppe Adami
Conductor: Martin Leginus
Chorus master: Adolf Melichar
Dramaturgy: Jitka Slavíková
Assistant stage director, sets, choreography: Petr Jirsa
Lighting design: Hynek Dörner

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)


This production is not performed at the present time.


Magda de Civry

Ruggero Lastouc



Complete Cast

Rambaldo Fernandez

Yvette, Georgette

Bianca, Gabrielle

Suzy, Lolette

Gobin, Young man, Adolfo

Périchaud, Rabonnier, Majordomo, Crébillon