In French with English subtitles
This is the perfect show for everyone. For those unfamiliar with opera, it’s an opportunity to see how much fun it can be. And for the opera-obsessed, it’s impossible to ignore the incredible artists assembled here.
Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. 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.
Tony nominee Kathleen Turner makes her Metropolitan Opera debut in this comic opera.
USA 2019, 190 min incl one 40 min intermission
Conducted by Enrique Mazzola
Starring Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, Kathleen Turner, Alessandro Corbelli & Stephanie Blythe