7th December

Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT

Puccini's 'La Rondine' with Alieva, Irvin, Slubovska-Kancevica and Petrov from Riga

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Puccini's 'La Rondine' is an opera in three acts to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami, based on a libretto by Alfred Maria Willner and Heinz Reichert. At a cocktail party hosted by the courtesan Magda, the poet Prunier expounds his theories on love. Magda's friends Yvette, Bianca and Suzy playfully mock him, while Lisette, Magda's maid, tells him he does not know what he is talking about. Prunier takes offence and Magda orders Lisette to leave. Prunier maintains that no one is immune to romantic love and sings the first verse of his latest song about Doretta, who rejected a king as her suitor because of the value she placed on true love. Performers:

Magda: Dinara Alieva.
Ruggero : John Irvin.
Lisette: Inga Šlubovska-Kancevica.
Prunier: Pavel Petrov.
Rambaldo : Krišjanis Norvelis.
Yvette: Marlena Keine.
Bianca: Julija Vasiljeva.
Suzy: Laura Grecka.

Latvian National Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Janis Liepins.

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