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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series

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THE MET: LIVE IN HD's "Summer Encores" series presents Puccini's bittersweet romance LA RONDINE. The production returns with opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.* (*check local theaters for dates and times). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production!

THE MET: LIVE IN HD
La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini
Host: Renée Fleming

Puccini's achingly beautiful score conveys the plight of Magda (the "swallow" of the title), who unexpectedly finds true love with the handsome young Ruggero. Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, who portray Puccini's star-crossed lovers, were praised by the Associated Press for "a vocal synchronicity and an emotional electricity that keeps an international audience riveted." Lisette Oropesa sings the role of Lisette, Magda's maid; Marius Brenciu sings the poet Prunier; andSamuel Ramey is Rambaldo, the wealthy older man whose love for Magda threatens to compromise her happiness. Nicolas Joël's production of this rarely performed opera features elegant art-deco sets. (Running time: approximately 2 hours)

Photo Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Roberto Alagna as Ruggero

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Roberto Alagna as Ruggero and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Roberto Alagna as Ruggero and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Roberto Alagna as Ruggero and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Angela Gheorghiu as Magda and Roberto Alagna as Ruggero

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Angela Gheorghiu as Magda and Company

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Roberto Alagna as Ruggero and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Roberto Alagna as Ruggero and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Marius Brenciu as Prunier

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Marius Brenciu as Prunier and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Lisette Oropesa as Lisette and Marius Brenciu as Prunier

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Samuel Ramey as Rambaldo

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Lisette Oropesa as Lisette, Monica Yunus as Yvette, Alyson Cambridge as Bianca, Roberto Alagna as Ruggero, Elizabeth DeShong as Suzy

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
Marius Brenciu as Prunier and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
The Company of LA RONDINE

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