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Published on Apr 3, 2012
Donizetti's entertaining opera marches onto the stage in Laurent Pelly's production, full of irrepressible humour and catchy melodies. Find out more: http://www.roh.org.uk/regiment
Pelly's production fizzes with exuberant humour. It features wonderfully inventive sets: large maps evoke the mountains of Tyrol, the regiment's camp drowns in laundry and an armoured tank bursts into a drawing room. Gaetano Donizetti's score weaves robust, military melodies with moments of pathos. Musical highlights include the bravura tenor aria 'Pour mon âme', with its vertical leaps to a succession of high Cs, and the delightful duet 'Quoi? vous m'aimez!' in which Tonio expresses his love for Marie.