The Minnesota Opera presents a laugh-out-loud hit, Gaetano Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment.
In the opera, Marie is no ordinary canteen girl. Adopted and raised by a squadron of French soldiers and unaware of her aristocratic lineage, the spunky, young woman falls for a handsome villager. But when her past comes to whisk her away, will she fall in line or follow her heart?
The Daughter of the Regiment has romance, humor and one of the most well-loved roles in the repertoire, the Duchess of Krakenthorp. This cameo part has a storied history of portrayal by celebrities and public figures, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and actress Bea Arthur. In Minnesota Opera’s production, the role of the duchess is performed by RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Monét X Change.
Listen to the performance now!
The Daughter of the Regiment
Music by Gaetano Donizetti.
Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy De Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard.
For more information, visit the Minnesota Opera’s official site.
Enjoy a chat between host Andrea Blain and principal singers Vanessa Becerra and David Portillo.
Watch this sneak peek look into the opera with two performances. The first is "Ah, mes amis" featuring David Portillo, vocals, and Mario Antonio Marra, piano. The second is "Chacun le sait" featuring Vanessa Becerra, vocals, and Mario Antonio Marra, piano.
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