La Rondine

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La Rondine ("The Swallow") is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami.

The original text

Based on a libretto by Alfred Maria Willner and Heinz Reichert. It was first performed at the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo on 27 March 1917

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2007: Presented by Cape Town Opera (18–25 August)


Wayne Muller. 2018. A reception history of opera in Cape Town: Tracing the development of a distinctly South African operatic aesthetic (1985–2015). Unpublished PhD thesis.

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