Giacomo Puccini

La rondine (The Swallow)

contemporary opera 16

May 27., Monday 19:00

Erkel Theatre

Opera in three acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

La rondine is the only late work of Puccini's in a lighter genre and was commissioned by the director of a Viennese theatre. Composed during World War One, the lyric opera was premiered in the neutral territory of Monte-Carlo in the spring of 1917 and won the approval of the Cote d'Azur audience. Although its atmosphere evokes the world of Viennese operetta, its plot set in Paris and on the Riviera is more reminiscent of La bohème and La Dame aux Camélias. With virtuosic ease he weaves into his remarkably scored symphonic composition elements of contemporary dance music, including the waltz, tango polka and foxtrot. The Opera is now giving the work its first Hungarian staging since it was first presented in this country in 1927 at the City Theatre; in partnership with the Hungarian Opera of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca). 


Erkel Theatre
May 27, 2019
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
9:50 p.m.
Giuseppe Adami
Ferenc Anger
Assistant to the director
Jancsó Hajnal
Set and costume designer
Gergely Zöldy Z
Assistant to the set and costume designer
Venczel Attila
Hungarian surtitles
Ferenc Anger
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Chorus director
Szabolcs Kulcsár
Concert master
Barabás Sándor, Ferenczi Endre
Opera Répétiteurs
Incze G. Katalin, Nagy Gergő
Kostyák Júlia
Stage manager
Péter Venczel


Premiere: May 26, 2019

Erkel Theatre
season ticket
Erkel Theatre
season ticket