Singers call Donizetti’s screwball comedy The Daughter of the Regiment a “high C’s adventure” because of the demands it makes on tenors. What was he thinking when he concocted a story about a girl raised by Napoleon’s rowdy grenadiers? He was thinking fun, and that’s what this opera is, with a proper ration of opera-like conflict tossed in, of course. Marie, that little girl, has come of age and fallen in love with the handsome Tonio. Key characters oppose their union, but rest assured. It all ends with a happily ever after. The Atlanta Opera sings this 1840 confectiono in French with English supertitles. Note: These seats are in the B Mezzanine.

 

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About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich, Encore Atlanta’s editor, is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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