Northern Colorado opera theatre students to show Puccini opera

Nov 22, 2013 941

by Juliette Angoulvant

UNC opera theatre students make Puccini's "La Rondine" come to life in their production, which opens this week on Thursday. Performances will be held on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Langworthy Theatre in Frasier Hall). The production was directed by associate professor of music Brian Clay Luedloff, in conjunction with stage manager Alex Hanna and the UNC theatre department. The opera is performed in Italian with English subtitles.

"La Rondine" (the sparrow) recounts the love stories of various Parisian courtesans; Magda de Civry, who nostalgically dreams of her past loves; Lisette, her feisty maid; Ruggero, the naive newcomer; and Prunier, a poet.

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