Met Opera: La Fille du Régiment

Met Encore: recorded from the live performance the evening before, including all the extras

Showing Times

Sun 03 Mar 14:00

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in this revival of Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging of Donizetti's opera.

Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie (Pretty Yende) has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Local man Tonio (Javier Camarena) 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 of secret identities, long-lost family and murky pasts unfolds. 

Donizetti’s delightful comic opera is full of wit and invention. The famous aria “Ah,  Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs is known as the Mount Everest for tenors and is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. 


Film Information

240 mins

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