Giacomo Puccini: La Rondine

musicweb-international.com by Göran Forsling

…The aural picture is excellent with good balance between soloists, chorus and orchestra and conductor Ivan Repušić draws splendid playing and singing from his forces. Not least the opening chorus of act II is stunningly performed, lively and rhythmically alert, and he has the idiomatic sweeping lilt for the Viennese waltz in the same act…

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Cast:

Magda – Elena Mosuc (soprano)
Lisette – Evelin Novak (soprano)
Yvette/Georgette – Siobhan Stagg (soprano)
Bianca/Gabriella/A singer – Elbenita Kajtazi (soprano)
Suzy/Lolette – Stephanie Lauricella (mezzo-soprano)
Ruggero – Yosep Kang (tenor)
Prunier – Álvaro Zambrano (tenor)
Rambaldo – Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass-baritone)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Ivan Repušić
rec. live, Prinzregententheater, München, 2015
Libretto with German translation enclosed
CPO 555 075-2 [66:59 + 33:20]