La Rondine at Minnesota Opera

Leonardo Capalbo stars in a new production of Puccini’s La rondine at Minnesota Opera opening October 6th.

The production by Octavio Cardenas also stars Celine Byrne as Magda and is led by maestro Sergio Alapont.

Leonardo was last seen in Minnesota as Cavaradossi in Tosca of which Opera News praised “his radiant tenor and clarion top made for an uncommonly ardent and engaging Cavaradossi. His cries of ‘Vittoria!’ were breath-stopping; his ‘Recondita armonia’ was an irresistible paean to eros—an ecstatic contemplation of feminine beauty as only a painter can see it—that set the tone for much of Act I.”

 Leonardo Capalbo as Ruggero in Puccini’s  La rondine

Leonardo Capalbo as Ruggero in Puccini’s La rondine

 Leonardo Capalbo and Celine Byrne in a scene from  La rondine

Leonardo Capalbo and Celine Byrne in a scene from La rondine