Metropolitan Opera - Le Fille du Regiment

Metropolitan Opera - Le Fille du Regiment

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The Metropolitan Opera Simulcast and Recorded Encores on the Big Screen

Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment”

At Regal Cinema at Salmon Run Mall, Watertown and at the Roxy Theatre in Potsdam

LIVE Saturday, March 2 at 12:55 pm at both venues, Watertown and Potsdam

Encores:

Watertown, Wednesday March 6, 6:30 pm

Potsdam, Sunday March 24 at 6:30 pm

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis … Pour mon âme,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. And in an exciting piece of casting, stage and screen icon Kathleen Turner makes her Met debut in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Music: Donzietti

Language: French, with English subtitles

More about the show:

World Premiere: Opéra Comique, Paris, 1840. This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way. 

Creators

Bergamo-born Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848) composed about 75 operas, plus orchestral and chamber music, in a career abbreviated by mental illness and premature death. Apart from the ever-popular Lucia di Lammermoor and the comic gems L’Elisir d’Amore and Don Pasquale, most of his works disappeared from public view after his death. But critical and popular opinion of his huge opus has grown considerably over the past 50 years. The librettist Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges (1799–1875) was a dramatist and the manager of the Opéra Comique. He also wrote the libretto for the enduringly popular ballet Giselle and was a frequent collaborator of the most successful theatrical personalities of his day. 

PRODUCTION Laurent Pelly

SET DESIGNER Chantal Thomas

COSTUME DESIGNER Laurent Pelly

LIGHTING DESIGNER Joël Adam

CHOREOGRAPHER Laura Scozzi

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR / DIALOGUE Agathe Mélinand

REVIVAL STAGE DIRECTOR Christian Räth

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