Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging. Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts.
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola | Production: Laurent Pelly | Set Designer: Chantal Thomas | Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly | Lighting Designer: Joël Adam |Cast: Marie (Pretty Yende), Tonio (Javier Camarena), Marquise of Berkenfield (Stephanie Blythe), Sulpice (Maurizio Muraro)
Approx. runtime: 192min [1 Intermission]
Luna Leederville: Screening Sat 1 June & Sun 2 June at 11.00am
Luna on SX: Screening Sat 1 June & Sun 2 June at 1:00pm