La Fille du Régiment (DVD) - The Royal Opera
"This performance makes me smile every time I watch it. It's a perfect mix of production, score, and cast, with Flórez and Dessay in world-class form. This opera is often my choice for exposing friends to the art of opera. I guarantee this will be an enjoyable experience for anyone of any age."
La Fille du Régiment (DVD)
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Release Date: 2008
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Juan Diego Flórez
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Ensemble: Royal Opera Chorus
Label: Virgin Classics
Region: Region Free, Worldwide
Gaetano Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment
La Fille du Régiment (“The Daughter of the Regiment”) premiered at the Opéra Comique in Paris in 1840, one of several works the Italian Donizetti wrote while living in the French capital. A comedy of manners about a young woman who is adopted as an orphan by a regiment of the French Army, its musical highlights include the tenor’s Act I aria “Ah, mes amis,” notorious for its nine high Cs.
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