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Donizetti - La Fille du Régiment / Sutherland, Pavarotti, Malas, Sinclair, ROH Covent Garden, Bonynge
Gaetano Donizetti, Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland
Donizetti - La Fille du Régiment / Sutherland, Pavarotti, Malas, Sinclair, ROH Covent Garden, Bonynge
Genre: Classical
 
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  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #2

This opera, about an orphan girl who is adopted by a whole regiment of Napoleon's army (meaning that anyone who wants to marry her must get the regiment's consent) combines sparkling comedy with spectacular vocal writin...  more »

      
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This opera, about an orphan girl who is adopted by a whole regiment of Napoleon's army (meaning that anyone who wants to marry her must get the regiment's consent) combines sparkling comedy with spectacular vocal writing--not only for the soprano but for the tenor who, in one legendary passage, must produce nine high Cs in quick succession. Pavarotti's performance in this production, fairly early in his career, ranks with his Nemorino in L'Elisir d'amore, among the best of his recording career. Sutherland finds the role of Marie congenial, in terms of characterization as well as vocally, and the conducting is generally acceptable if not spectacularly good. --Joe McLellan

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An essential recording
08/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this set. It always put a smile on my face. To begin, the music is marvelous..very catchy tunes. As Marie, Sutherland is a breath of fresh air...what lovely tone quality...what breathtaking coloratura and high notes. The diva simply makes child's play with marie's difficult arias, interpolating many high E's and trills, and fioratura. Sutherland is the supreme vocal virtuoso. Pavorotti is at his absolute best here, never have I heard him in better voice, what a talent he is. Wait till you hear him hit the nine high C's in his big aria! Yes...that's nine high C's in one aria! This set is must have for everyone who loves opera and beautiful singing."
Wonderful
Adam Bonarek | Ann Arbor, MI, USA | 03/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having just completed a performance run of this opera at the University of Michigan, this recording was insturmental in helping to learn and understand the entire opera. Hearing Sutherland and Pavorotti nail their arias is simply an inspiration. What an amazing recording--and an amazing opera."
Just Amazing!
Adam Bonarek | 02/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What an amazing recording! What an amazing opera...and above all what a great performance.La Fille du Regiment is by far the most "naive" and yet the most attractive opera in the repertory. It is an "operetta" before operetta was really created. It contains delicious melodies well mixed with love and, to a lesser extent, patriotism.Oh! What a Performance...truly amazing. It is a big meal of perfect High C's D's and E's by two of the most loved opera singers ever.It is said that the Pavarotti-mania came after a performance of this opera at the met...well just listen to this recording and you'll understand why! His voice has never been as shiny, as clean and as beautiful. The frech accent is not perfect...but who cares...Bravo Pavarotti.Sutherland is more than exceptional. Perfectly and clearly singing every word... her voice is enchanting!Recommended and Necessary!"