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    La Fille du régiment

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Bel canto at its peak, this Fille is a joyful gem in the French repertoire.

    Jodie Devos
    Jodie Devos © Marco Borggreve
    Hervé Niquet
    Hervé Niquet © Julien Mignot

    Jodie Devos | Marie
    Sahy Ratia | Tonio
    Marc Labonnette | Sulpice
    Doris Lamprecht | The Marquise of Berkenfield
    Philippe Ermelier | Hortensius
    Dame Felicity Lott | The Duchess of Crakentorp 
    Matthieu Justine | A peasant

    Hervé Niquet | direction
    Orchestre de la Garde républicaine
    Chœur de l’Armée française | direction Aurore Tillac
    Chœur de femmes de la Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris | direction Henri Chalet

    Sung in French with French and English subtitles

    The extraordinarily prolific composer Donizetti ended up writing his first original work, La Fille du régiment, in French, in Paris, and almost by accident. He had travelled there to oversee the French version of his Lucia di Lammermoor, and was persuaded to write a work in parallel for the Opéra-Comique, a commission which he in fact polished off very swiftly. The story features rather mundane characters in a historical military setting, but the events are expressed in a sparkling score with a pleasing blend of military rhythms and tender romances. This is bel canto repertoire at its finest and this Fille is one of the most joyful gems of the French repertoire

    Coproduction Les Grandes Voix / Jeanine Roze Production 

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