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March 2, 2019 11:00 AM - March 2, 2019 6:00 PM
La Fille du Regiment

Event details

Date

March 2, 2019 11:00 AM

Venue

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Title

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera present
The Met Live in HD: La Fille du Regiment

Description

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. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. Approx. runtime: 2:55 [1 Intermission]

Tickets: $22-$28 | Students: $15 (Please bring your student ID with you.)

Thanks to The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation for its support.

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