La fille du régiment

Opera

Writers: Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges Jean-François Bayard Gaetano Donizetti

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1840
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
mountains of the swiss tyrol, 1815
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Optional
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Ideal for
Professional Opera
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly, child, early teen characters

Synopsis

Marie, the adopted daughter of the 21st Regiment of the French army, has fallen in love with a young man who has saved her life. This young man just so happens to be from an enemy nation. Fortunately, the regiment backs down when they hear of how the young man saved their lovely Marie. The two love each other and plan to wed, but a wrench is thrown into their plans, when news about Marie’s birth family arises and she must leave the regiment. Marie, Tonio, and all the soldiers of the regiment are distraught and none seem able to deal with the change. Tonio resolves to rescue Marie with the aid of the other soldiers, will he be successful? With its lovely melodies, vocal fireworks, and quick wit La Fille du Régiment is the perfect piece to brighten your day.

Lead Characters