Sat 2 March 5:55pm
Broadcast live from New York.
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. 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.
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