CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Opera will present performances of Giacomo Puccini’s “La Rondine” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis.

The performances are directed by Anthony Eversole. “La Rondine” is originally set in 1920’s Paris. Act 1 introduces the audience to the wealthy Rambaldo, his mistress Magda, the poet Prunier and Lisette, who is Magda’s maid. Eventually, the group heads to Bullier’s restaurant to pass the evening where they meet Ruggero, a newcomer to Paris.

Act 2 takes place at Bullier’s restaurant, filled with artists, students and young adults. Magda and Ruggero talk and dance, and realize they have fallen in love. Eventually they leave together to start a new life. 

In Act 3, Magda and Ruggero have been living in the Riviera, though their money is beginning to run short. Ruggero continues to paint an idyllic picture of his family’s country home, and writes his mother for consent to his and Magda’s marriage. The heartbroken Magda confesses that she can be his mistress but never his wife and, leaving the devasted Ruggero behind, returns to her old life.

General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. OSU students with ID and K-12 youth will be admitted free. Corvallis Arts For All discounts apply. Advance tickets are available online at: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/LaRondine. To request accommodations relating to a disability call 541-737-4671.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.

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Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, zachary.person@oregonstate.edu