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  • Start: Tuesday 05 March - 19:00
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

£15 (£10 under 18's)

COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti

Sung in French.

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging.

Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts.

CONDUCTOR: Enrique Mazzola
CAST: Marie (Pretty Yende), Tonio (Javier Camarena), Marquise Arquise of Berkenfeld (Stephanie Blythe), Sulpice (Maurizio Muraro)