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“The Daughter of the Regiment” by Donizetti

Washington National Opera stages Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) in which Marie, the adopted daughter of a regiment of Napoleon’s army, must overcome a series of obstacles to marry her beloved Tonio. With soprano Lisette Oropesa as Marie and Lawrence Brownlee as Tonio, a role whose famous aria, punctuated by nine high Cs, has been called the tenor’s “Mount Everest”.