La Rondine La Rondine
National Opera
Canberra Theatre Centre
16 Mar 2022 to 20 Mar 2022
View Session Times
Thursday 21 October and Saturday 23 October

A Reserve $139.50
A Reserve Concession $129.50
B Reserve Full $119.50
B Reserve Concession $109.50
C Reserve Full $85
C Reserve Concession $75

Monday 25 October

A Reserve $139.50
A Reserve Concession $129.50
B Reserve Full $109.50
B Reserve Concession $99.50
C Reserve Full $75
C Reserve Concession $60

Duration - Approx 150 minutes plus interval

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Magda de Civry has always dreamed of romance. As a young girl, she was swept off her feet one evening by a man who promised her everything, and she ran away from a safe, respectable life in the name of love. After living for years as a courtesan in Paris, Magda still dreams of feeling like that young girl again.
When the young and handsome Ruggero pays a visit to her guardian, Magda is immediately intrigued. It is his first night in Paris, so they all recommend he goes to Bulliers. Later that evening, on a whim, Magda disguises herself and goes to Bulliers as well, where she finds Ruggero. Putting on the character of the graceful and reserved Paulette, Magda has fun re-enacting the romantic scenario she fell for when she was younger. Ruggero falls in love with Paulette almost immediately, and by the end of the evening, the two of them plan to elope together.

Alone in the French Riviera, Magda’s disguise as Paulette begins to wane. The excitement of romance that she felt at first was not enough to sustain her, and now Ruggero is planning a life together for him and ‘Paulette’. Magda has to tell him the truth; it was all a pretence. Like the swallow that leaves for a short time, she wants only to return to her home in Paris.

Taking a timeless, modern approach Edwards’ vision is for the audience to journey with Magda the strong female protagonist, as she goes on a journey of discovery and makes difficult life changing decisions. The production will present as a lesson in stylistic beauty, elegance and simplicity of what opera could be in the 21st century.

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