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San Jose Opera: Puccini’s ‘La Rondine’

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TRUE LOVE: La Rondine's plot will be familiar to fans of 'Pretty Woman.' Though the ending isn't quite so happy.

TRUE LOVE: La Rondine's plot will be familiar to fans of 'Pretty Woman.' Though the ending isn't quite so happy.

Set in mid 19th-century Paris, Puccini’s La Rondine follows the life of Magda—a courtesan who finds herself torn between the lifestyle her current station affords her and the prospect of finding true love. Fans of Pretty Woman will find this plot familiar. However, in this version, while Magda does find true love, the weight of her past ultimately proves too heavy and the opera ends in heartbreak—as Magda leaves her naive and pure-hearted companion for the security of her nobleman protector. This is the second production of Opera San Jose’s 2017-18 season.

La Rondine
Sat, 8pm, $55+
California Theatre, San Jose

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