The Royal Opera - La rondine Reviews
3 June 2020
Charles Castronovo (Ruggerio), Angela Gheorghiu (Magda)
Sabine Puertolas (Lisette), Edgaras Montvidas (Prunier)
General scene
Edgaras Montvidas (Prunier), Justina Gringyte (Suzy), Hanna Hipp (Bianca), Dusica Bijelic (Yvette), Angela Gheorghiu (Magda)
Angela Gheorghiu (Magda)

Performance reviews

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No. of reviews: 16

Angela Gheorghiu takes flight in La rondine
22 Jul 13 / The Opera Critic
ROH does its best with flawed Puccini opera
19 Jul 13 / Seen and Heard
The self-admiring, unapologetic Gheorghiu evidently has no intention of going quietly
15 Jul 13 / The Observer
For a wallow in nostalgia there’s nothing to touch Puccini’s lyrical comedy La Rondine
15 Jul 13 / Express
The Royal Opera’s season-closer suffers from end-of-term malaise
10 Jul 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Some reservations about Gheorghiu’s vocal condition apart, this proves a worthwhile revival
10 Jul 13 / The Stage
Oddly, it’s Gheorghiu herself who lets things down
9 Jul 13 / Bloomberg
GHeorghiu's voice for two acts seems stuck in one gear — a sweet, quiet one
9 Jul 13 / Evening Standard
Worth seeing for the singing, but I fear this opera will remain a curiosity
9 Jul 13 / Express
This revival is absolutely worth seeing. On balance, it's worth hearing too
9 Jul 13 / The Guardian
Angela Gheorghiu returns to her signature role in a patchy revival at the Royal Opera House
9 Jul 13 / What's on Stage
An indulgent and enjoyable way to pass an evening
8 Jul 13 / Classical Source
Gheorghiu and Castronovo bring out all of the beauty and emotion in Puccini’s music
7 Jul 13 / Music OMH
These lovers didn't convince for a moment
7 Jul 13 / Independent
A sumptous production of Puccini's unjustly negelcted opera is marred by diva Angela Gheorghiu's fading presence
7 Jul 13 / Telegraph
There's one star in this show... and it's not the diva
6 Jul 13 / Opera Britannia
Production details
Cast
Riches, Gheorghiu/Jaho, Puertolas, Castronovo/Ayan, Montvidas, Spagnoli, Cunningham, Bemsch, Bijelic, Hipp, Gringyte
(c) Armiliato (d) Joël
Performance dates
5, 8, 11, 13(m), 14, 17, 20, 21(m) July 2013
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