The Metropolitan Opera Live: La Fille du Régiment

Stage on Screen
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Showings

The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Mon, Mar 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Stage on Screen
Run Time:139 min
Country:Italy
Genre:Comedy
Original Language:Italian
Subtitles:Subtitled
Format:Digital
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Christian Rath
Cast Members:Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, Kathleen Turner, Alessandro Corbelli, Maurizio Muraro
Writers:Gaetano Donizetti
Music:Enrique Mazzola

Description

Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen.

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield, and star Kathleen Turner as the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

World Premiere: Opéra Comique, Paris, 1840. This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way. The opera is set in the Tyrol, a picturesque mountain landscape. The Met’s production places the action during the First World War.