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Run time: 2 hrs 45 min, 1 intermission
Sung in FRENCH
Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
In this sparkling performance of Donizetti’s light-hearted comedy Jane Archibald is Marie, the young canteen girl of the local regiment. Javier Camarena is her beloved Tonio, whose show-stopping aria “Ah! mes amis” is famous for its remarkable nine high Cs. Carlos Álvarez is the comical Sergeant Sulpice, and Maria Happel is the pompous Duchess of Krakenthorp.
Laurent Pelly’s stylish production is conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti.
Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848) was remarkably productive, composing more than 60 operas plus orchestral and chamber music, in a career abbreviated by mental illness and premature death.
Unlike most operas, which are based on pre-existing literary or historical sources, La Fille du Régiment features an original story developed by the librettists Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges (1799 –1875) and Jean-François-Alfred Bayard(1796-1853).