Indignantly, the Duchess leaves, but the other guests are impressed when Marie sings of her debt to the soldiers: The production just flys by, and the comedy, almost like an operetta, is hilarious and brilliantly timed, especially by Dessay.
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Marie is her own illegitimate daughter. When hearing the name Birkenfeld, Sulpice immediately recognizes it from a letter found with Marie as an infant.
Although she was hesitant to perform the role, saying she did not want to play evil characters, director Robert Carsen convinced her that this Queen would be different, almost a sister to Pamina; Dessay agreed to do the role.
Dessay, Dessay regiment particular, gives the performance of a lifetime. Here Dessay is picked up and carried offstage, still singing, by the Hortensius of Donald Maxwell.
This Met production is just as good as those productions, it sparkles with the comedy and has a great cast. Tonio and Marie leave separately, and the Marquise confesses the truth to Sulpice: The Marquise arrives with Hortensius, initially afraid of the soldier, but is calmed by him.
Was this review helpful to you? She was so attracted to New Mexico in general and to Santa Fe in particular that the Santa Fe Opera quickly rearranged its schedule to feature her in a new production of La sonnambula during the season.
Trio, Marie, Sulpice, Tonio: As the French can be seen to be moving away, all express their relief. At that moment, Tonio is brought in as a prisoner, because he has been seen prowling around the camp. The High Definition is as good as you would expect from the Met, the picture quality is mostly clear, not too dark or fuzzy and the camera work is very focused.
It was the first new production of the opera at the Met since Joan Sutherland sang the title role in Anticipation was already high before the curtain had even been lifted, following a sparkling overture, brimming with energy and excitement. That small irritation aside, this is a truly memorable performance and one to treasure.
Career[ edit ] She was born as Nathalie Dessaix in Lyon.
He still gets his standing ovation though. Felicity Palmer makes the Marquise quite vehement and passionate. She is such a natural clown, and it is wonderful to behold the way she uses little bits of the coloratura to illustrate comic points.
On a musical level, it is very exciting. Skeptical as to why Tonio has returned, he proclaims his love for her Aria, then love duet with Marie: This Donizetti opera was written for the Paris stage and it is interesting to see how easily Donizetti slips into the opera comique idiom, with spoken dialogue rather than recitatives.
The problem is that a lot of the comic business when seen in close-up seems very broad indeed. Please help by adding reliable sources. The principals are outstanding. Dawn French has a mercifully small speaking role as a comic duchess.
Overall, a very exciting performance.
She withdrew from the stage and underwent surgery on one of her vocal cords in July Act 2 is a little too drab for my tastes, having a very gloomy look, but Act 1 was very effective.Directed by Laurent Pelly, this production features Natalie Dessay’s fearless coloratura and impeccable comic timing paired with Juan Diego Flórez’s remarkable musicality, including, of.
Jun 29, · Directed Dessay regiment Gary Halvorson. With Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Felicity Palmer, Alessandro Corbelli. Marie, lost as a baby, was found and raised by the local regiment. Tonio loves her, she loves him, but when her aunt recognizes her, it seems they will never be allowed to be together/10(16).
The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. Armiliato; Dessay, Palmer, Flórez, Corbelli. Watch Now.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE. La Clemenza di Tito. Learn More. MUSIC & MORE. Madcap physical comedy and impeccable coloratura come together for Natalie Dessay’s indelible portrayal of the feisty tomboy raised by a regiment of French soldiers.
Oct 23, · Leopold Tobisch reviews Laurent Pelly's La Fille du Régiment with Dessay and Flórez at Opéra Bastille, Paris.5/5.
Certainly, Dessay's body and acting skill clearly makes her a better choice for the orphan of a regiment than did the fuller bodies of the two OIympian talents. She is lucky to have the handsome, youthful Florez as her smitten suitor and a fine supporting cast with excellent staging and scenery which reinforces the comic heart of the vehicle/5().Download