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La Fille du Régiment

La Fille du Régiment

Story & Setting:

This delightful comedy tells the tale of a military regiment and the young woman they've adopted as their mascot. Set in French-occupied Tyrol during World War I, the opera combines a simple and light plot structure with the earnest longings of first love.

Opera Notes:

An example of the 19th century's bel canto opera movement, this work contains the show-stopping "Ah! Mes amis...pour mon âme" featuring 9 high Cs for the tenor. Donizetti was already loved in Paris, thanks to the success of his Lucia di Lammermoor, and this foray into French-language opera led him to embrace the opéra-comique model, as well as to insert French march influences into the opera's rhythmic structure and orchestration. However, his signature use of refined melody can be easily found, particularly in the title character's "Il faut partir" aria.

Sung in



2 hours & 35 minutes

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)


"Au bruit de la guerre"(Natalie Dessay & Alessandro Corbelli)

Met Opera (current production)

"Pour mon âme, quel destin! (Juan Diego Flórez)

Met Opera (current production)

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