Daughter of the Regiment
Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment is delicious French whimsy, written by an Italian, and sung in English.
A canteen girl brought up by a rollicking regiment of soldiers is expected to marry a soldier but her heart strays elsewhere. Cue: much hilarity and many high notes from both the canteen girl and her lover Tonio – whose aria Ah mes amis! features a terrifying sequence of top C’s.
Soprano Julia Sitkovetsky is famed throughout Europe for her high notes. Her signature role of Queen of the Night has taken her to Hamburgische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Welsh National Opera.
An opera in two acts
Sung in English
Music Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, Jean-François Bayard
First performance 11 February 1840, Salle de la Bourse
Cast & Creatives
MARIE, born into and brought up by the 21st Regiment ∙ JULIA SITKOVETSKY
TONIO, a Tyrolean ∙ NICO DARMANIN
SERGEANT SULPICE ∙ DANIEL GIULIANINI
THE MARQUISE OF BERKENFIELD, allegedly Marie’s aunt but, in fact, her mother ∙ ANNA STEIGER
HARRIET THORPE as THE DUCHESS OF CRAKENTHORP
Saturday 8 June 5:15pm
Thursday 13 June 5:45pm
Wednesday 19 June 5:45pm
Sunday 30 June 5:15pm
Thursday 4 July 5:45pm
Saturday 6 July 5:15pm