La fille du régiment

Music by

Gaetano Donizetti


Marie  Lisette Oropesa
Tonio  Larry Brownlee
Sulpice  Alessandro Corbelli
Marqués D' Obigny  Ronnita Miller


Speranza Scappucci


Laurent Pelly


Michael Black


Laura Scozzi

Set Designer

Chantal Thomas


Joël Adam

Revival Director

Christian Räth

Revival Choreographer

Karine Girard


Lyric Opera of Chicago is delighted to bring this production of Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment — bel canto opera’s equivalent of vintage champagne — to the city for the first time. Marie, the lovable, irrepressible spirited heroine — a foundling, raised by soldiers — loves handsome Tonio. Things get complicated when the Marquise carts her off to refine her with a “proper” education. In one exhilarating number after another, Marie throws off coloratura flourishes like shooting stars, while her tenor sweetheart pops out nine high Cs in a single aria! Bel canto superstar Lawrence Brownlee and comedic veteran Alessandro Corbelli partner with the dazzling Lisette Oropesa in her eagerly awaited Lyric debut. The marvelously stylish Speranza Scappucci conducts Laurent Pelly’s quick-witted, uproarious production.

  • Language: Sung in French with projected English titles
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

Performance History

Lisette has given 9 performances as Marie.