The Daughter of the Regiment Comes to the Center for the Arts

Posted: November 30, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 25, 2009 at 10:26 am

November sees a changing of the guard as the Virginia Opera brings Gaetano Donizetti’s rollicking romantic comedy to the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

The Virginia Opera performing “The Daughter of the Regiment”

The Virginia Opera performing “The Daughter of the Regiment”

The Virginia Opera’s last performed this opera in 1979 in English. This season’s performance is the Virginia Opera’s first French-language production of the opera. A discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III.

Set in Switzerland’s Tyrolean Alps around 1815, “The Daughter of the Regiment” is the story of a vivacious young woman, Marie, who was adopted and raised by a regiment of French soldiers. She falls in love with Tonio, a Swiss local, only later to learn of her regal family ties and pending arranged marriage to a wealthy duke.

Tickets are $86, $72, $44 (Friday) and $98, $80, $48 (Sunday). Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage. Free parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

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