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Opera Carolina: The Daughter of The Regiment

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Opera Carolina Opening Night: The Daughter of The Regiment

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Belk Theater
130 N Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Tickets: $10 – $15

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.

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November 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Belk Theater
130 North Tryon St.
charlotte, NC 28202 United States