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Buxton International Festival

The Daughter of The Regiment

Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)Buxton Opera Housebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

A production from Opera della Luna, sung in English in a completely new version by Jeff Clarke.

Opera della Luna have built up a reputation for lively, irreverent, humorous and original productions which capture the energetic spirit of opera and bring it to a new audience, and its new version of Donizetti’s opera comique tells the old story in a new setting. Don’t expect comic opera soldiers in this fast and furious adaptation.

‘The Regiment’ is one of California’s most notorious biker gangs. Mad, bad, and dangerous to know; yet they have looked after the abandoned baby girl who was mysteriously left at their camp many years ago. But who is this mysterious young woman who has lived with them all her life, and grown up in a dangerous man’s world? And why is the glamorous socialite Marsha Berkenfield so interested in her?

The cast includes Sydney Opera House’s ‘Queen of the Night’, Suzanne Shakespeare as Marie, the Daughter of The Regiment. Tonio, the tenor with the 9 top C’s, will be sung by Jesus Alvarez from Spain, with many performances in Barcelona and at the SemperOper Dresden to his credit.

“Exhilarating, hilarious, and gloriously sung’”

Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

“It is rare to see artistic means matched so perfectly to dramatic ends, and even rarer for it to be this much fu”

Richard Bratby, The Spectator

“This company is fast approaching national treasure status”

George Hall, The Stage
  • Price: £16–£57