If Opera: La Rondine – 26 August to 3 September 2022




26 August 2022 at 7pm
29 August 2022 at 7pm
1 September 2022 at 7pm
3 September 2022 at 7pm
Belcombe Court, Belcombe Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LZ

Giacomo Puccini La Rondine
Bruno Ravella director

La rondine (The Swallow) is a moving tale of young love and heartbreak – and what else, you may ask, is opera about? Arguably Puccini’s most modern opera, La rondine was premiered in Monte Carlo in 1917, and includes one of Puccini’s most gorgeous creations, the quartet, ‘Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso’ (I drink to your beautiful smile).

Magda is our ‘rondine’ , the bird who flies towards the sun, and Ruggero is the shy country boy who eventually becomes her lover. We witness their relationship unfold in the colourful locales of Paris and the balmier climes of southern France. The love ‘quadrangle’ is made complete by Prunier, a centre-of-attention poet and Magda’s fiery maid, Lisette. Amidst waltzes, foxtrots, and soaring melodies, join us for an unmissable evening of sophistication and glamour in the enchanting surroundings of Grade 1 listed Belcombe Court.

Members’ pricing £40 – £90
Non-members’ pricing £45 – £95
Under 18s go free – enquire at box office, children aged 7 and older welcome

Book tickets online at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk