UNC Opera Theatre’s “La Rondine”

UNC Opera Theatre presents “La Rondine,” a stunning Italian opera by Giacomo Puccini. From the moment the first notes are sung to the very last chord, this show will captivate you with its overwhelming elegance and breathtaking arias. Set in France during the mid-19th century, “La Rondine” (The Swallow) tells the tale of the curious and irresistible Magda de Civry (played by graduate student Anna Christine Woiwood), the courtesan of Rambaldo Fernandez (played by graduate student Revere Taylor),and her scandalous adventures.
“For anyone who is familiar with anything Puccini has done, this is different than anything he had ever written,” said Brain Luedloff, the director and an associate professor of music at UNC.
For UNC’s production, the ornate costumes and extravagant set immerse you in a world of beautiful song of love and love lost.
True to its operatic roots, UNC students will perform in the show’s original Italian. Don’t know Italian? English supertitles are provided on either sides of the stage. Don’t miss out on the most exciting lesson in Italian you’ve ever had.
       “La Rondine” runs from Nov. 21st to Nov. 23rd at 7:30 p.m. in Fraiser Hall’s Langworthy Theatre.

Anna Christine Woiwood (Magda de Civry) fills the auditorium with her aria.

Anna Christine Woiwood (Magda de Civry) fills the auditorium with her aria.

The stage comes to life at a Parisian Cafe.

The stage comes to life at a Parisian Cafe.

Kyle Nisbet (Prunier) surrounded by fellow cast members in this comedic opening scene.

Kyle Nisbet (Prunier) surrounded by fellow cast members in this comedic opening scene.

Anna Christine Woiwood (Magda) and Nathan Snyder (Ruggero) at a chance encounter.

Anna Christine Woiwood (Magda) and Nathan Snyder (Ruggero) at a chance encounter.