- Sat, Jan. 28
- Thu, Feb. 2
- Sun, Feb. 5
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Austin Opera presents The Daughter of the Regiment January 28, February 2 and 5 in Dell Hall.
High comedy, romance and vocal fireworks. Mari (Rachele Gilmore), the adoptive daughter of 1,500 soldiers of a French army regiment, is the charming tomboy who has fallen in love with the handsome Tonio (René Barbera). Only by joinoing the regiment can the young local man be deemed fit by Marie’s “fathers” to win her hand.
Meanwhile, the Marquise of Birkenfeld (Cindy Sadler) knows the truth of Marie’s aristocratic birth and seeks to sweep the ingénue away from her regimental family and introduce her to high society and a marriage befitting her rank. Tonio must prevail over his lowly station if he and Marie are to find their way to love, against a backdrop of bel canto pyrotechnics, including Tonio’s famous tenor aria, “A mes amis,” marked by nine perilous high Cs.
The music of Donizetti’s masterpiece will be sung in French, mixed with a sparkling new English dialogue. Rod Caspers directs.
The Daughter of the Regiment features the Austin Opera Chorus and the Austin Opera Orchestra.
An opera in two acts, sung in French with English dialogue and English supertitles projected above the stage.
About Austin Opera
Originally founded in May 1986 as Austin Lyric Opera, the city’s first professional opera company, Austin Opera has become a cultural touchstone for the fine arts community in the Central Texas region and has gained national acclaim as a producer of great opera. Austin Opera invites you to fall in love with an art form as adventurous and spirited as Austin itself. Discover the transformational power of live music and experience epic opera, locally grown with blockbuster productions of opera’s most beloved stories. Anchored by critically acclaimed productions and the highest artistic standards, Austin Opera has inspired Central Texans for the past 25 years with extraordinary musical experiences.
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