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If Opera

Belcombe Court

La Rondine

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).

Bruno Ravella

Directed by

Flavio Graff

Designed by

Luca Panetta

Lighting & Video Design by


Sound Design by

Creative Team

Photography by 

Craig Fuller & Julian Guidera

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