Benedum Center Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
It is a privilege of a lifetime to watch the Pittsburgh Opera's staging of Daughter of the Regiment or La fille du régiment, at the Benedum Center on Saturday 2nd May 2015. An opéra comique that has a rich and colorful history, that has overcome criticism, negative reviews and 'a bumpy start' during its initial staging in 1840, "Daughter of the Regiment" now enjoys whopping success from the 20th century and beyond. And of course, hearing the famous nine high C's, a.k.a. 'The Mount Everest' of opera, is a breathtaking experience in itself. Book your tickets now!
La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique first performed on 11 February 1840 by the Paris Opéra-Comique at the Salle de la Bourse. Written by Gaetano Donizetti by the Paris Opéra-Comique, it was initially panned by critics. Over the years, it gained the recognition and the attention it deserves, and most of it came from outside the shores of France during the 20th century. To date it has become part of the standard repertoire and is famous for the aria "Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!", comprising of nine high C's, which has been called the "Mount Everest" for tenors. Yes, a true challenge and test of talent for any tenor.
Take a deep breath…Pittsburgh Opera's Daughter of the Regiment is a beautiful masterpiece that will leave you breathless.