La rondine – 2011 Season

Giacomo Puccini


Opera in three acts

Libretto by Giuseppe Adami after a libretto by Alfred Maria Willner and Heinz Reichert Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 27 March 1917, Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo

With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


Performances on 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 July 2011


Production supported by Winton

Chorus generously supported by Mrs Christine Collins


Conductor Peter Selwyn

Director Tom Hawkes

Designer Peter Rice

Lighting Designer Colin Grenfell

Choreographer Jenny Weston

Costume Supervisor Chrissy Maddison

Répétiteur Stuart Wild

Chorus Master Matthew Waldren

Stage Manager Ben Stevens

Deputy Stage Manager Helen Bowen

Assistant Stage Manager Rory Neal-McKenzie

Additional Scenery Emma Bridgewater Ltd


Cast, in order of appearance

Magda, Rambaldo’s mistress Kate Ladner

Lisette, her maid Hye-Youn Lee

Prunier, a poet Hal Cazalet

Rambaldo, a wealthy banker Nicholas Todorovic

Yvette/Georgette, friend of Magda/Grisette Stephanie Bodsworth

Bianca/Gabriella, friend of Magda/Grisette Sarah Minns

Suzy/Lolette, friend of Magda/Grisette Olivia Ray

Gobin, friend of Ruggero Patrick Mundy

Périchaud, friend of Rambaldo Henry Grant Kerswell

Crébillon/Rabonier, friend of Rambaldo Maciek O’Shea

Ruggero Seán Ruane

Voice of the Dawn Anna Patalong

A Waiter Geoffrey Thompson

Excerpts and arias from La rondine…