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Saturday, January 26, 2019 Permalink

At The Opera, Donizetti: La Fille Du Regiment (The Daughter of the Regiment), January 26, 2019


La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard. It was first performed on February 11, 1840 by the Paris Opéra-Comique.

The opera was written by Donizetti while he was living in Paris between 1838 and 1840 preparing a revised version of his then-unperformed Italian opera, Poliuto as Les martyrs for the Paris Opéra. Since Martyrs was delayed, the composer had time to write the music for La fille, his first opera set to a French text, as well as to stage the French version of Lucia di Lammermoor as Lucie de Lammermoor

As La fille, it quickly became a popular success, partly because of the famous aria "Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!", which requires of the tenor no fewer than nine high Cs. It was this aria that put Luciano Pavarotti on the map in the late 60’s and it is Pavarotti that we will hear in this DECCA recording from 1968.


Marie – Joan Sutherland

Tonio – Luciano Pavarotti

Sulpice – Sprio Malas

The Dutchess of Crankentorp – Edith Coates

Orchestra and Chorus of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Richard Bonynge – Conductor

DECCA - 1968


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:13 p.m.
Gaetano Donizetti: La Fille Du Regiment BUY ; Bonynge, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:24 p.m.
Verdi: Aida, Gloria all'Egitto Act 2 scene 2 BUY Rome Opera - Zubin Mehta
10:54 p.m.
Bizet: Les Pecheurs des perles Act 1 - Au fond du temple saint BUY ; Alain Lombard, conductor Gedda / Blanc
EMI Classics CDE5681292
10:59 p.m.
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Act 1- Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino BUY n/a; Sir John Barbarolli, conductor Renata Scotto / Calrlo Bergonzi
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:00 p.m.
11:07 p.m.
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Act III - Sull'aria - Le Nozze di Figaro BUY n/a; n/a, conductor
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:11 p.m.
Verdi: La Traviata Act I - Un di, felice, eterea BUY Rome Opera House; Tullio Serafin, conductor Victoria De Los Angeles
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:15 p.m.
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor Act I - Ah! Verranna a te sull'aure BUY Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Nicola Rescigno , conductor Gruberova/Krauss
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:19 p.m.
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Act II - O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe BUY Berlin Philharmonic; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor Jon Vickers / Helga Dernesch
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:25 p.m.
Georges Bizet: Carmen Act I - Parle-moi de mor BUY Orchestra of France; Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor Nicolai Gedda / Janine Micheau
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:36 p.m.
Mozart: Die Zauberflote Act I - Bei Mannern, welche Liebe BUY ; Bernard Haitink, conductor Nicolai Gedda / Janine Micheau
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:39 p.m.
Delibes: Lakme Duet - Viens, Mallika BUY Paris Opera; Alain Lombard, conductor Mesple/Millet
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:44 p.m.
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Act II - Mir ist die Ehre wilderfahren BUY from The Most Famous Opera Duets; composed by Richard Strauss
EMI Classics CDE5681292
11:50 p.m.
Handel: Come my Beloved BUY from Opera News Prima Voce Collection 2 Legendary Voices From the Past; composed by Handel

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