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La rondine (The Swallow) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami, based on a libretto by Alfred Maria Willner and Heinz Reichert. It was first performed at the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo (or the Théâtre du Casino) in Monte Carlo on 27 March 1917.Read more on Wikipedia
In autumn 1913, the directors of Vienna's Carltheater commissioned Puccini to compose a Viennese operetta. After confirming that it could take the form of a comic opera with no spoken dialogue in the style of Rosenkavalier, "only more entertaining and more organic," he agreed. For two years the work proceeded, sometimes intensely, sometimes with great difficulty, and in spring 1916 the opera was finished. The originally intended Viennese première was impeded by the outbreak of the World War I and the entrance of Italy in the Alliance against Austria-Hungary, hence the Opéra de Monte-Carlo was chosen to present it, with Gilda Dalla Rizza and Tito Schipa in the leading roles.
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1Ore dolce e divineOpera: Rondine, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: ItalianRoles: Magda de Civry 2Forse come la rondineOpera: Rondine, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: ItalianRoles: Prunier 3Figliuolo tu mi dieiOpera: Rondine, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: ItalianRoles: Magda de Civry 5Dimmi che vuoi seguirmiOpera: Rondine, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: ItalianRoles: Ruggero Lastouc 6Tua madre tua madreOpera: Rondine, LaComposer: PucciniAct: Type: Voice: T SLanguage: ItalianRoles: