Angel Blue & Jonathan Tetelman lead the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD screening of Puccini’s ‘LA RONDINE’

American soprano Angel Blue stars as the French courtesan Magda, opposite Chilean-born tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his Met debut as Ruggero in Puccini’s passionate love story, LA RONDINE, which will make a rare appearance in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2023–24 Live in HD cinema season on Saturday 20 April 2024, at 12:55PM ET.

Also making their Met debuts are American soprano Emily Pogorelc and Uzbekistani tenor Bekhzod Davronov as Lisette and Prunier, respectively.

Angel Blue returns following her critically acclaimed performances as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen earlier this season. Jonathan Tetelman, honored as Opus Klassik Award’s 2023 Break-Out Artist of the Year, has been recognised for his portrayals of Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata and Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème at Covent Garden, Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca at the Semperoper Dresden, and Loris Ipanoff in Giordano’s Fedora at Oper Frankfurt.

Tetelman will also sing Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly when the title is transmitted live to cinemas worldwide on Saturday 11 May 2024, opposite Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian in her Met debut.

Maestro Speranza Scappucci, who made history as the first-ever Italian woman to conduct at La Scala and made her Met debut last season, returns to lead the Met Orchestra and the cast.

Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging transports audiences from the heart of 1920s Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera. The creative team includes set designer Ezio Frigerio, costume designer Franca Squarciapino, and lighting designer Duane Schuler.

LA RONDINE was first performed at the Met on March 10, 1928. The opera has only been performed a total of 33 times on the Met stage prior to this season and was last performed in 2013.

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