Fernie Friends of Opera are proud to be screening La Fille du Régiment at The Arts Station tomorrow night.
Conducted by Bruno Campanella and directed by Laurent Pelly, this is Gaetano Donizetti at his musical best and a true showcase for tenors. In the aria “Ah! mes amis”, leading man Juan Diego Flórez performs flawlessly the breathtaking nine high-Cs.
The comic opera was first staged in 1840 in Paris and is set for this tale in early 20th century Europe. It tells the light-hearted, though highly unlikely, story of Marie, a baby orphaned on the battlefield and raised by soldiers. She grows up and falls in love with Tonio, a local boy who joins the occupying regiment to be near her. The opera unfolds with surprises for all, plus a happy ending.
Don’t miss the chance to see La Fille du Régiment, tomorrow, 7 p.m. at The Arts Station.