MET Opera: La Fille du Regiment - Donizetti

Sat 02 Mar 2019

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight.


The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is known as the Mount Everest for tenorsone of opera’s most show-stopping numbers.


Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in this revival, a co-production with London’s Royal Opera House and the Wiener Staatsoper, Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging.


Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy.


Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake, but a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts...


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