Season Event

Virginia Opera: The Daughter of the Regiment

  • December 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Donizetti’s rollicking romantic comedy follows Marie, a young woman who was adopted and raised by an regiment of the French army, and Tonio, a young man who saved Marie’s life and is now desperately in love with her. When the Marquise de Birkenfield discovers that the “daughter” is her long-lost niece, she whisks Marie away to her chateau and arranges her marriage to a nobleman. However, a hidden secret and a surprise appearance by the regiment at the wedding softens the Marquise’s heart and reunites the two young lovers. A rousing combination of romantic love, hilarious antics, and esprit de corps—not to mention intoxicating music highlighted by spectacular vocal writing. Sung in French with English supertitles.

Single Tickets are on sale now!

Pre-Performance Discussion: 1:15 pm; Dr. Glenn Winters, Community Outreach Musical Dir., Virginia Opera (Dec 6, 2009) Pre-Performance Discussion

$98, $80, $48