Lyric Opera of Chicago is delighted to bring this production of Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment — bel canto opera’s equivalent of vintage champagne — to the city for the first time. Marie, the lovable, irrepressible spirited heroine — a foundling, raised by soldiers — loves handsome Tonio. Things get complicated when the Marquise carts her off to refine her with a “proper” education. In one exhilarating number after another, Marie throws off coloratura flourishes like shooting stars, while her tenor sweetheart pops out nine high Cs in a single aria! Bel canto superstar Lawrence Brownlee and comedic veteran Alessandro Corbelli partner with the dazzling Lisette Oropesa in her eagerly awaited Lyric debut. The marvelously stylish Speranza Scappucci conducts Laurent Pelly’s quick-witted, uproarious production.
Language: Sung in French with projected English titles
Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including 1 intermission
Location: Lyric Opera House
Lyric’s presentation of Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment is generously made possible by Invenergy, Sonia Florian, and Marion A. Cameron-Gray.
Lisette Oropesa, Lawrence Brownlee, Ronnita Miller, Alessandro Corbelli, Alan Higgs, Joy Hermalyn, Ron Dukes, Laureano Quant, Hoss Brock, Emma Sorenson, Speranza Scappucci, Laurent Pelly, Christian Räth, Chantal Thomas, Joël Adam, Michael Black, Laura Scozzi, Karine Girard, Agathe Mélinand