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Sir Antonio Pappano conducting the LSO on the Barbican stage, holding a baton, with LSO string players in the foreground of the image and audience members in the background.

Romantic. Nostalgic. Poignant.

Puccini La rondine

Sir Antonio Pappano


Tuesday 10 December 2024 • 7pm

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Giacomo Puccini
La rondine
(concert performance with surtitles)

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Nadine Sierra Magda
Serena Gamberoni Lisette
Michael Fabiano Ruggero
Paul Appleby Prunier
Ashley Riches Rambaldo
Sarah Dufresne Yvette/Giorgette
Angela Schisano Bianca/Gabriele
Marvic Monreal Suzy/Lolette
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 9.05pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings subject to change).

Concert repeated on 12 December.


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+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction

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The Concert

A concert performance of La rondine, Puccini’s story of love thwarted by society’s conventions, an opera glowing with melody and orchestral colour.

The Music

Sir Antonio Pappano’s first encounter with the LSO was recording La rondine at Abbey Road Studios in 1996. ‘I’ll never forget the first down beat,’ he says, ‘when the Orchestra just exploded with activity and panache and derring-do.’

He returns to this work nearly 30 years later, in his first season as Chief Conductor, sharing his love of Italian opera in this full-bloodedly romantic score, with a matchless cast of singers. The opera explores longing for love against a background of family disapproval – a theme brilliantly captured in a famous scene from the film A Room with a View, set to the aria ‘Chi il Bel Sogno di Doretta’.

La rondine is a fantastic vehicle for the orchestra, with a wonderful, bittersweet story. It’s light on its feet, rhapsodic and romantic.
Sir Antonio Pappano, LSO Chief Conductor

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Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

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By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre (no booking fee)

Refunds and Exchanges

Contact the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings) to exchange your tickets for another LSO concert or Barbican credit voucher, valid for six months. A per-ticket administration fee applies.

The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all bookers will receive a refund.

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