by Gaetano Donizetti
Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks. And in an exciting piece of casting, stage and screen icon Kathleen Turner makes her Met debut in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp.
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.
Donizetti’s score is a deft combination of jaunty military tunes, brisk comic numbers, enormously graceful ensembles and vocal solos and sparkling arias.
The opera is set in the Tyrol, a picturesque mountain landscape. The Met’s production places the action during the First World War.
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
MARIE: Pretty Yende
MARQUISE OF BERKENFIELD: Stephanie Blythe
DUCHESS OF KRAKENTHORP: Kathleen Turner
TONIO: Javier Camarena
SULPICE: Maurizio Muraro
Start time: 10:00am on Capital Public Radio .
Approximate running time 2 hrs 35 min
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