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La Rondine (The Swallow)
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Giacomo Puccini

La Rondine (The Swallow)

8–10 August 2024 Palais Theatre, St Kilda

La Rondine is a poignant, wistful and romantic masterpiece from the composer of La bohème, Giacomo Puccini.

Puccini’s gift for mesmerising melodies captures the essence of romance and love at first sight between a Parisian courtesan, Magda, and her naive and ardent admirer Ruggero. Magda, a metaphorical swallow, is torn between the life she needs and the life she knows.

Puccini’s exquisite score is warm and sensually delicate. It vividly shapes the characters and choruses, evoking the beguiling essence of Parisian life. La Rondine navigates a spectrum of emotions from the gaiety of the City of Love, the bittersweet sorrow of regret, and the sensuality of young love.

Puccini’s late masterpiece, brimming with themes of youth, passion and heartbreak, will rekindle your understanding of what it truly means to be alive and in love.

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Creatives & Cast

Creative Team

Conductor Tobias Ringborg
Assistant Conductor Simon Bruckard
Director Stuart Maunder
Set and Costume Designer Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer Gavan Swift
Associate Designer Louisa Fitzgerald


Magda Kiandra Howarth
Ruggero Kang Wang
Lisette Nina Korbe
Rambaldo Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Victorian Opera Chorus


Orchestra Victoria

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices

Subscription Prices ($35-$144)

Price Type
30yrs and U
Child (up to 14)
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The safety of our audience and team is paramount. Current COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to for every performance.

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Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182

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