La fille sans régiment
In the Tyrols, occupied by Napoleon 1er’s troops, Marie the vivandière is the object of true love for Tonio, a young Tyrolean ready to do anything to marry her. Adopted as a child by the Twenty-First, a renowned French regiment, Marie miraculously reconnects with her true family in the form of her aunt, the Marquise of Berkenfield, who wishes to marry her to the Duke of Crakentorp. In this French opéra comique by Donizetti, discover lyrical arias that will delight both your ears and your heart, including the famous aria for tenor “Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!”, with its nine repeated high Cs, and Marie’s joyful arias that celebrate France, love and the best regiment in the world!
A FIRST LOOK AT THE REPERTOIRE
Chacun le sait* ÉCOUTEZ
Pour une femme de mon nom** ÉCOUTEZ
* Audio file recorded by Vanessa Croome (soprano) and Esther Gonthier (piano).
** Audio file recorded by Martina Myskhlid (mezzo-soprano) and Esther Gonthier (piano).
Recording and editing by Pierre Léger.