Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019
LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
By Gaetano Donizetti
Captured live on stage in New York and screened at Riverside, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight that is full of wit and invention.
The famous aria Ah, Mes Amis, with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in 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.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Sunday 2 June 2019 at 1pm
Thursday 6 June 2019 at 10:30am
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La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna.
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
Production: Laurent Pelly
Set Designer: Chantal Thomas
Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly
Lighting Designer: Joël Adam
Pretty Yende – Marie
Javier Camarena – Tonio
Stephanie Blythe – Marquise of Berkenfield
Maurizio Muraro – Sulpice