GP at The Met: La Fille du Règiment
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Composer: Gaetano Donizetti

Librettists: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean François Bayard

Production: Laurent Pelly

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Performers: Natalie Dessay (Marie), Felicity Palmer (Marquise of Berkenfield), Juan Diego Flórez (Tonio), Alessandro Corbelli (Sulpice), Marian Seldes (Duchess of Krakenthorp)

Hailed by the Times of London as an “exceedingly yummy operatic cake,” and “the operatic show of the season,” this interpretation of Donizetti’s rousing La Fille du Régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) premiered at Covent Garden in winter 2007 to rave reviews. Join GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Met for one of Donizetti’s most cherished — and perhaps one of the most vocally challenging — operas. Directed by Laurent Pelly, this production features Natalie Dessay’s fearless coloratura and impeccable comic timing paired with Juan Diego Flórez’s remarkable musicality, including, of course, the famous aria featuring nine high Cs. Dessay and Flórez are an “operatic coupling made in heaven,” proclaimed London’s Financial Times. The production also boasts stage legend and four-time Tony Award winner Marian Seldes as the Duchess of Krakenthorp and is conducted by Marco Armiliato.

Funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: “La Fille du Règiment” has been provided by <a href=”” target=”_new”>Toll Brothers</a>, the Irene Diamond Fund, the Annenberg Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

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  • Rita Mullins

    My tv malfunctioned last night (28th) and I did not get to watch Natalie and Juan in Regiment. Please tell me that this opera will be broadcast again in the near future. Thanks

  • sylvia volin

    I too would like to know if this production will be rebroadcast in the near future.
    Thank you for your response

  • emily ward

    This is being shown in San Antonio next week. (3/23 week) Any plans for Dallas? We are trying to find it.

  • emily ward

    This is being shown in San Antonio week of 3/23/09. Any chance it will be on here in Dallas soon? Looking forward to your response! Thanks!

  • Virginia Adams

    I missed the first 30 min. THe rest was outstanding. Is this production available on DVD? I want to see it again and again and then at least one more time.

  • Walt Glace

    How can I get a DVD of this performance?

  • Nathan Unck

    Has anyone heard on the DVD update of this episode and program? I had never seen an opera before. I was home sick in bed when this came on, and I was instantly in love with the art form. I am not an opera buff in any way, shape, or form, but this was fantastic. I want a copy so bad.

  • Chris Whippo

    Please let me know if there are plans to rebroadcast the HD live met opera La Fille du Reginment. I missed it and heard raves about it.

    thank you, Chris Whippo

  • Joan Curran

    Where can I buy a DVD of this performance?

  • Ron Cogen

    Are you going to rebroadcast the HD live Met Opera La Fille du Regiment? I missed the broadcast and heard that it was great. Thanks.

  • Winnafred Smith

    I would like to purchase a copy of this production of “The Daughter of the Regiment.” Can you direct me to someone who can help me?

  • Jim Caltrider

    When will this performance of Donizetti’s ‘The Daughter of the Regiment’ be available on DVD?


    I missed this broadcast and I beeen looking for it again and again

    Is it available on DVD format?
    Will it be rebroadcasted in the Florida area?

  • G Raile

    Is there a DVD of this performance or plans to rebroadcast the show?
    Thank you.

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