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For the Record

June 12, 2008

'La Rondine': A review in the Monday Calendar section of Giacomo Puccini's "La Rondine" at Los Angeles Opera said David Pittsinger had reprised his role from the company's 2000 production as the heroine's rich lover, Rambaldo. William Parcher sang the role in 2000. Also, the review said that Ruggiero's repudiation of the heroine at the end of the opera came from the second version Puccini wrote, which was first performed in 1920. That ending came from a third version, published in 1920 but not performed until 1994. None of the versions concludes with the heroine committing suicide, an ending the review attributed to the second version.

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