Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Daughter of Regiment, The


(In Italian: La Fille du Regiment), Opera in 2 acts by Donizetti; libretto by Bayard; premiered in Paris on February 11, 1840.
Marie, brought up in a regiment by Sulpice, loves Tonio, but when it announced that she is a Countess's niece she has to leave. The Countess teaches Marie noble ways; French soldiers, Tonio among them, storm the castle, and Marie succeeds, with the soldiers' help, in getting her way and returning to Tonio.

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