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Title La rondine / Puccini ; production by Nicolas Joël ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and WNET.ORG.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : EMI Classics, [2009]


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 Wethersfield Public Library - DVDs  DVD MET RONDINE    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Metropolitan Opera HD live
Metropolitan Opera HD live.
Note Opera in 3 acts.
System Details DVD-9; sound formats in LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround; NTSC; aspect ratio 16:9; high-definition.
Note Libretto by Giuseppe Adami after A.M. Wilner and Heinz Reichert.
Performer Angela Gheorghiu (Magda); Roberto Alagna (Ruggero); Lisette Oropesa (Lisette); Marius Brenciu (Prunier); Samuel Ramey (Rambaldo); with supporting singers; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Marco Armiliato, conductor; Renée Fleming, host.
Credits Directed by Brian Large ; staged by Stephen Barlow ; set designer, Ezio Frigerio; costume designer, Franca Squarciapino ; lighting designer, Duane Schuler.
Event Recorded Jan. 10, 2009, for broadcast on Great performances.
Note Program notes by William Berger and synopsis (10 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Bonus: backstage at the Met: Renée Fleming interviews, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Lisette Oropesa, and Marius Brenciu 8 min.).
Summary The story of a woman who defies convention to chase a dream of romantic love with an earnest, if naïve, young man.
Language Sung in Italian, with optional subtitles in Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish; interviews and commentary in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Operas.
Added Author Adami, Giuseppe, 1878-1946. Librettist.
Willner, A. M. (Alfred Maria), 1859-1929. Librettist.
Reichert, Heinz. Librettist.
Gheorghiu, Angela. Performer.
Alagna, Roberto. Performer.
Oropesa, Lisette. Performer.
Brenciu, Marius. Performer.
Ramey, Samuel. Performer.
Armiliato, Marco. Conductor.
Fleming, Renée. Host. Interviewer.
Joël, Nicolas, 1945- Producer.
Large, Brian. Director.
Barlow, Stephen, 1973- Director.
Frigerio, Ezio. Designer.
Squarciapino, Franca. Costume designer.
Schuler, Duane. Lighting designer.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Rondine.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Production personnel. Performer.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) Production personnel.
WNET.ORG. Production personnel.
EMI (Firm)
Added Title Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Standard No. 5099963161892
Music No. 50999 6 31618 9 2 EMI Classics
6 31618 9 EMI Classics
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