Donizetti: La fille du régiment

Donizetti: La fille du régiment

CDS7943.02 (Dynamic Srl, CD, 2 discs)

FIRST RELEASE (17 June 2022)

Playing time: 76'54"/58'01" - TT 134'55"
Tracks: 24 + 20
Booklet pages: 68
℗ 2022 Dynamic Srl
© 2022 Dynamic Srl
Main country of recording: Italy
Reviewer: Giuseppe Pennisi
Review of Donizetti: La fille du régiment published on 6 October 2022

Orchestra Donizetti Opera, Chorus of Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Adriana Bignagni Lesca, Paolo Bordogna, John Osborn, Sara Blanch, Cristina Bugatty, Haris Andrianos, Adolfo Corrado, Andrea Civetta, Alessandro Zillioli, Ernesto López Maturell, Michele Spotti

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848):

La Fille du régiment - opéra-comique in two acts


1 Overture
2-24 Act I


1 Entr'acte
2-20 Act II

An opéra-comique by an Italian composer? This was a rarity in its day, but after the 'barely averted disaster' of its opening night, Donizetti's La Fille du régiment became a popular success, not least for the high Cs demanded from Tonio in the famous tenor aria 'Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!'. The story revolves around Marie, the canteen girl of the Regiment, whose lover Tonio joins the army to be near her just as she is claimed for marriage into nobility.

Recorded 21 November 2021 at Teatro Donizetti Bergamo, Italy.