Met Opera on Demand Catalog
La Fille du Régiment
(Apr. 26, 2008)
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist: Georges Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard
Armiliato; Dessay, Palmer, Flórez, Corbelli
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 19 min.
Madcap physical comedy and impeccable coloratura come together for Natalie Dessay’s indelible portrayal of the feisty tomboy raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Juan Diego Flórez is the young Swiss villager who conquers her heart—and a slew of high Cs. Also featuring uproarious performances by Felicity Palmer and Alessandro Corbelli, as well as a cameo by Tony Award winner Marian Seldes, this laugh-out-loud production was a runaway hit that left audiences exhilarated.