• Gaetano Donizetti
  • La Fille du R├ęgiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) (1840)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.

  • 1 hr 55 min
  • Libretto by Jean Francois Bayard and J. H. Vernoy de Saint-Georges. Eng. trans. by Ruth and Thomas M
  • English, French

Programme Note

Cast List:
   MARIE, the young vivandiere: Soprano
   SULPICE, a sergeant: Bass
   TONIO, a young peasant: Tenor
   HORTENSIUS, the steward of the Marquise: Bass
   A CORPORAL: Baritone
   French soldiers, Tyrolean peasants, ladies and gentlemen, and the servants of the Marquise.Synopsis:
Marie has been brought up as the adopted daughter of the 21st regiment. She plans to marry the peasant boy Tonio, but first he must join the regiment to become eligible to be her husband. But when it emerges that Marie is in fact the long-lost daughter of a Marchioness, she is forced to leave the regiment and her mother promises her to a Duke. However Marie only has eyes for Tonio who has since been made an officer. She shocks her new family and friends with her coarse army ways, until her mother relents and allows her to marry her true love.