Giacomo Puccini La rondine opera to libretto by Giuseppe Adami. Directed 2015 by Rolando Villazón. Stars Dinara Alieva (Magda de Civry), Charles Castronovo (Ruggero Lastouc), Alexandra Hutton (Lisette), Alvaro Zambrano (Prunier), Stephen Bronk (Rambaldo), Noel Bouley (Périchaud), Matthew Newlin (Gobin), Thomas Lehmann (Crébillon), Siobhan Stagg (Yvette), Elbenita Kajtazi (Bianca), Stephanie Lauricella (Suzy), and Carlton Ford (Maggiordomo). Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Chorus Master William Spaulding). Set design by Johannes Leiacker; costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel; lighting by Davy Cunningham; choreography by Silke Sense. Released 2016, disc has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio. Grade: NA
Gramophone awarded this an "Editor's Choice" in the August 2016 book (page 27).