The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is proud to present the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcast of Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m.; Monday, March 11 at 1 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. Note that screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater and will be shown as a recorded presentation after being filmed live.
Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks - including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis … Pour mon âme,” with its nine high Cs. Maurizio Muraro plays the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. And, in an exciting piece of casting, stage and screen icon Kathleen Turner makes her Met debut in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. 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. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.
In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings. This production is the eighth in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series for the 2018-19 season.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $25 for adults; $22 for RBFS members, Met members, and seniors (65+); $15 for students (with ID) and children (12 and under). Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater 30 minutes before the screening.
For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302-645-9095.