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La Fille Du Régiment (Opera Australia) / Joan Sutherland, Anson Austin, Gregory Yurisich, Heather Be

Notes & Reviews:

La Fille Du Régiment seems to burst over with Gallic wit and charm. It tells a tale of young love-frustrated, then victorious and gave the composer Gaetano Donizetti ample chances to write military rhythms, pastoral mood music and passionate love exchanges, as well as to create a role that any prima donna with a sense of humor and a lot of technique would fight to perform.

Marie, found abandoned as a baby on the battlefield, was adopted and raised by soldiers. She is the darling of the regiment.

When a Marquise tells the Sergeant that Marie is actually her niece and she must leave the regiment, the troops are heartbroken. The Marquise plans to educate and marry Marie in a manner befitting a lady of quality, but Marie wants only to return to her regiment and the man she loves.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 122 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
Country of Origin: Australia


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