The Marquise Dessay regiment that they are trying to return to her castle and asks for an escort. As the French can be seen to be moving away, all express their relief.
Fighting is raging in the Tyrols and the Marquise of Berkenfield, who is traveling in the area, is alarmed to the point of needing smelling salts to be administered by her faithful steward, Hortensius.
As she is almost reconciled to her fate, she hears martial music, and is joyously happy: Skeptical as to why Tonio has returned, he proclaims Dessay regiment love for her Aria, then love duet with Marie: The Marquise commands that Marie accompany her and that she will be taught to be a proper lady.
I did notice that this Met production has a very similar visual style to the Covent Garden production, updating it to the WW1 era. Indignantly, the Duchess leaves, but the other guests are impressed when Marie sings of her debt to the soldiers: There is the athletic and ringing tone, the rapid Bel Canto technique and of course the Dessay regiment high Cs in Ah Mes Amis, all of which Florez sings effortlessly.
Perhaps it just got better with practice. Tonio and Marie leave separately, and the Marquise confesses the truth to Sulpice: Although she was soon featured in another production of Hoffmann, it would be over ten years before her return to the Paris Opera in the same role.
After performances in London, New York, Vienna and Milan, it is no wonder that the singers and conductor seem so at ease together, seemingly thinking and acting as one, with no discrepancies whatsoever and leaving audiences with an extremely well-rehearsed and comfortable performance, full of laughter, joy and impressive feats of musicality.
Juan Diego Florez is just sensational though, here is a tenor born to sing Tonio. Suddenly, and provoking the fear of the remaining women who scatter, Sergeant Sulpice of the Twenty-First Regiment of the French army [in the Italian version it is the Eleventh] arrives and assures everyone that the regiment will restore order.
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Was this review helpful to you? She was so attracted to New Mexico in general and to Santa Fe in particular that the Santa Fe Opera quickly rearranged its schedule to feature her in a new production of La sonnambula during the season. Dessay was cast in the same role with another conductor.
Felicity Palmer makes the Marquise quite vehement and passionate. Please help by adding reliable sources. Moments such as the entrance of the Duchesse de Crackentorp as mimed and mugged by Dawn French, amusing enough to see once, might become tedious on repeated viewing.
Dawn French has a mercifully small speaking role as a comic duchess. No singer had been permitted to repeat an aria at the leading Italian house since !
Was this review helpful to you? However, they tell him that she is about to leave with her aunt: Donald Maxwell positively booms as Hortensius, and actress Marion Seldes makes a brief welcome appearance. Marie, an orphaned girl adopted by the 21st regiment of the French army, meets a young Tyrolean named Tonio.
Marie enters and is asked to play the piano, but appears to prefer more martial music when encouraged by Sulpice and sings the regimental song. Dessay regiment bids farewell to her beloved regiment just as Tonio enters proclaiming that he has enlisted in their ranks: Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately.
It was the first new production of the opera at the Met since Joan Sutherland sang the title role in The s brought virtuosos in a very different mould in the principal roles, Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti.
She does have some lovely moments however especially in her quieter moments and in Chacun Le Sait, Chacun Le Dit, and she is a joy to watch on stage. At that moment, Tonio is brought in as a prisoner, because he has been seen prowling around the camp.
Marie is left alone: Trio, Marie, Sulpice, Tonio: Nothing will ever replace the classic Sutherland-Pavarotti-Bonynge Decca set of this opera, which at times seems to anticipate the world of Offenbach and Strauss without ever letting go of its bel canto origins.
Subsequently, she was forced to cancel several other performances, including the French version of Lucia di Lammermoor in Lyon and a Zerbinetta at the Royal Opera House in London.Oct 23, · Leopold Tobisch reviews Laurent Pelly's La Fille du Régiment with Dessay and Flórez at Opéra Bastille, Paris.5/5.
Jun 16, · With Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Felicity Palmer, Alessandro Corbelli. IMDb. Movies, TV & Showtimes. City of God ( I was particularly impressed by her performance of "Il faut partir " while dragging a washing-line full of the regiment's clothing across the stage. At the end of act one, she hits a high note and sustains it while /10(38).
Certainly, Dessay's body and acting skill clearly makes her a better choice for the orphan of a regiment than did the fuller bodies of the two OIympian talents. She is lucky to have the handsome, youthful Florez as her smitten suitor and a fine supporting cast with excellent staging and scenery which reinforces the comic heart of the vehicle/5().
The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered.
Armiliato; Dessay, Palmer, Flórez, Corbelli. Watch Now. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE. La Clemenza di Tito. Learn More. MUSIC & MORE. Madcap physical comedy and impeccable coloratura come together for Natalie Dessay’s indelible portrayal of the feisty tomboy raised by a regiment of French soldiers.
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