Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment
Airs Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 12 noon. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Donizetti’s comedy La Fille du Régiment. Soprano Pretty Yende stars in the title role as Marie, the young girl taken in and raised as a daughter by a regiment of French soldiers. Tenor Javier Camarena is Tonio, the boy who enlists just to marry her – and sings the show-stopping aria “Ah! mes amis,” famous for its remarkable nine high Cs. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is the Marquise of Berkenfield, Marie’s long-lost relative, and bass-baritone Maurizio Muraro is the comical sergeant Sulpice. Tony–nominated actress Kathleen Turner makes a cameo appearance as the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Enrique Mazzola conducts the performance, which will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 noon CT on Saturday, March 2.