Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT
Donizetti's 'La fille du Régiment' with Devieilhe, Tessier, Álvarez and Lipovsek from Vienna
Donizetti's 'La fille du Régiment' is an opéra comique, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard. Fighting is raging in the Tyrols and the Marquise of Berkenfield, who is traveling in the area, is alarmed to the point of needing smelling salts to be administered by her faithful steward, Hortensius. While a chorus of villagers express their fear, the Marquise does the same. As the French can be seen to be moving away, all express their relief.
Performers: Sabine Devieilhe: Marie. John Tessier: Tonio. Carlos Álvarez: Sulpice. Marjana Lipovsek: Duchesse de Crakentorp.
Wiener Staatsoper Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Evelino Pidò.