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Opera Carolina: The Daughter of The Regiment

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Opera Carolina: The Daughter of The Regiment

November 10, 15, 18, 2018

Belk Theater
130 N Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Tickets: $22 plus 

If you enjoyed the transformation of Mulan and Mia Thermopolis, then you don’t want to miss The Daughter of the Regiment. Marie was adopted and raised by the 21st French regiment that schooled her in military tactics. Raised to embrace a soldier’s life, she discovers life-changing identity information that sets her upon a comedic journey filled with twists and turns that ultimately leads to difficult choices with a happy ending.

Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment

Marie is a spirited young woman who was orphaned as an infant and raised by a French army regiment. Unaware of her aristocratic roots, she’s fallen for a handsome peasant. Will she marry for love? Or choose her social status? (Hint: There’s a happy ending for all.)

POPera Facts

  • It’s likely you already know something about The Daughter of the Regiment – even if you’ve never seen it.
  • Luciano Pavarotti rose to prominence singing the famously difficult role of Tonio. At a 1972 performance at the Met, he hit the nine consecutive high C’s in the aria, “Ah, Mes Amis,” earning 17 curtain calls and the moniker “King of the High C’s.”
  • If you notice similarities between the Disney princess, Mulan, and Marie, you’re not alone.
  • The opera is Donizetti’s unabashed love letter to France. The country reciprocated the love. For years, Daughter of the Regiment was performed every year on Bastille Day.
  • When Beverly Sills played Marie – on stage and in a 1974 TV special – she referred to the comic role as “Lucille Ball with high notes.”
  • Opera buff and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a cameo appearance as Duchess of Krakenthorp in Daughter of the Regiment with the Washington National Opera in 2016.

Performance schedule: 

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Celebrating women in the community in 2018/19, Opera Carolina’s The Daughter of the Regiment plays at Belk Theater on Nov. 10, 15, and 18. Learn more about Opera Carolina.

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November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Belk Theater
130 North Tryon St.
charlotte, NC 28202 United States