The Metropolitan Opera: La Fille du Régiment
Run Time: 175 Minutes
La Fille du Régiment is a two-act comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard, first performed in Paris in 1840. The Met Opera production conducted by Enrique Mazzola runs February 7-March 2, starring tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende. With this particular production set in the picturesque Tyrol during the First World War, the story follows canteen girl Marie as she falls in love with Tonio, a Tyrolean who is a prisoner and later discovers the identity of her real mother. This comic, light-hearted opera is full of charm and wit.