Puccini’s “La Rondine”

April 21-22, 2017

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Puccini’s “La Rondine”

Kingsbury Hall

Performed by University Lyric Opera Ensemble and Utah Philharmonia

Performed first in 1917, Puccini’s La Rondine blends love, passion, longing, and religious constricts amidst the changing morals and societal expectations of the late 19th Century. A touching love story brews in operetta style as we hear waltzes, polkas, and even a tango. A devastating ending features a full-throttled Puccini score that is on par with his best works. Rarely performed, this Puccini is an under-appreciated gem, so you won’t want to miss it.