Director and set and costume design duo Barbe & Doucet’s 2022 production of Donizetti’s La Fille du regiment at Teatro La Fenice will be available to watch at UGC Cinemas in France on the 23 and 30 November, as part of the cinemas’ Viva l’Opéra! series. This co-production with Teatro Regio di Torino was conducted by Stefano Ranzani, and stars Grazia Schiavo (as Marie Maria), Natasha Petrinsky (as Marquise de Berkenfield), Marisa Laurito (as Duchesse Krakenthorp), Armando Noguera (as Sulpice) and John Osborn (as Tonio); with lighting design by Guy Simard and video by Guido Salsilli.
Teatro La Fenice writes:
“La Fille du Régiment, written for Paris in 1840, is among the best operatic comedies of all time. Set in the Tyrolean Alps, it tells the story of Marie, an intrepid young orphan raised as a canteen-girl by a regiment of Napoleonic soldiers. When the man of her dreams is suspected to be a spy opposing French occupation, Marie will have to overcome war, the disapproval of her collective father, and even the discovery of her own noble birth to make her own happy ending come true. With its infectious melodies, irresistible humour, and the insane vocal virtuosity displayed in such numbers as the “9 High C’s Aria”, Donizetti’s romantic tale of-all conquering love is a treat for audiences of all ages.”
All cinema screenings can be found here.