La Fille du régiment

Music Gaetano Donizetti → Opéra comique in zwei Akten

Cast 01.05.2013

Conductor Guillermo García Calvo
Production and costume design Laurent Pelly
Staging Rehearsals Christian Räth
Set design Chantal Thomas
Lighting Design Joël Adam
Choreography Laura Scozzi
dialogue version Agathe Mélinand
Marie, junge Marketenderin Aleksandra Kurzak
Tonio, junger Bauer John Tessier
Sulpice, Sergeant Carlos Alvarez
Duchesse de Crakentorp Kiri Te Kanawa


Like many of his contemporaries, Gaetano Donizetti also tried to make it in Paris, the world capital of music at the time – and did so successfully. His very first comedy, which was performed at the Opéra-Comique in 1840, quickly became one of the most sought-after pieces in the international repertoire: in addition to numerous »hits«, the extremely demanding tenor aria requiring eight high Cs (some performers even add an additional ninth) has enjoyed popularity lasting to this very day. In Laurent Pelly’s timeless and elegantly humorous production seen here, the comic speaking role of the Duchess of Crakentorp is of particular importance, which will certainly attract even more attention through Maria Happel's debut at the State Opera. Soprano Jane Archibald, a former ensemble member now able to look back on an international career, is returning to the Vienna stage, this time in her role as Marie.

Co-production partner

A co-production with Royal Opera House Covent Garden and The Metropolitan Opera.