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Event Archive - Met Opera Live in HD: La Fille du Régiment:

Sat. March 2nd 2019 - Sat. March 2nd 2019 Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Duncan BC (All Ages)
9:55am - 12:30pm doors at 8:55am
Adult $28 / Senior $26 / eyeGO $5
Tickets at: Cowichan Ticket Centre, 2687 James St, Duncan, 250 748 7529, www.cowichanpac.ca
La Fille du Régiment - Live Broadcast

Gaetano Donizetti

Estimated Run Time 2hrs 35mins

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across uninhibited.

Sung in French

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