Lynne Marie Mangan

Classical Musician and Educator


Michigan Opera: “La Rondine”

From April 19 – 26, Lynne will be performing Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Rondine with the Michigan Opera Theater orchestra, led by Maestro Stephen Mercurio.

In English, La Rondine translates to “The Swallow”. Dr. David DiChiera, General Director of the Michigan Opera Theater, provides a wonderful outline of the story and history of this opera at

La Rondine

Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press has also written an article that outlines the love story in La Rondine. Stryker’s article also reports how this once-overlooked opera is suddenly becoming recognized as a beautiful, substantial and interesting work: AID=/20080416/ENT04/804160369

MOT’s production of La Rondine is directed by Lofti Mansouri. The cast includes:

The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles above the stage.

The Detroit News has a terrific summary of the opera, written by Lawrence B. Johnson, here: Puccini’s Lesser Known La Rondine Grabs Attention

For the performance schedule, tickets, and directions to the Detroit Opera House, visit or call (313) 237-SING.

One Response to Michigan Opera: “La Rondine”

  1. lmflegg says:

    Reviews are in:
    Lawrence B. Johnson, for the Detroit News:
    Mark Stryker, for the Detroit Free Press:

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