Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), in partnership with the Met: Live in HD, is proud to present Donizetti’s opera-comique La Fille du Regiment, streaming live Mar. 2 at 12:55 p.m.
The simulcast will run approximately two hours and 55 minutes with two intermissions. Dr. James Caplinger, from the University of Charleston, will give a complimentary lecture beginning at 12:15 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for general adult admission, $14 for seniors (60+) and $10 for children/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
Pretty Yende stars as Marie the “daughter” of a regiment of the French Army during the First World War. Portraying Tonio, Marie’s love, is Javier Camarena. The show also features Oscar and Tony Award–nominated actress Kathleen Turner in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp, and Enrique Mazzola will be conducting this opera-comique.
“Mr. Camarena’s performance was so thrilling that the audience broke into an ecstatic ovation … effortless … Pretty Yende was wonderful as Marie … She sang with gleaming sound, sparkling runs and lots of sass, as well as a gift for physical comedy … one of her best Met roles to date.” —New York Times
Yende, filling the role of Marie with a flare for physical comedy, has been seen on the Met stage as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Countess Adèle in Le Comte Ory, to name a few. This talented young performer’s resume also includes Zoraide in Ricciardo e Zoraide at Pesaro’s Rossini Opera Festival and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Micaëla in Carmen at LA Opera. This season at the Met she will sing the role of Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.