Donizetti’s masterful comic opera will stir even the hardest heart with its themes of love and loyalty. Marie is a canteen girl for the 21st Regiment of the French army, and the soldiers are all her “fathers.” Marie falls in love with Tonio, a civilian, who joins the Regiment in order to be worthy of her. Their dreams shatter when the Marquise of Berkenfeld arrives, claiming to be Marie’s long-lost aunt and spiriting her away to be married to the Duke of Krackenthorp. With so many conflicting desires, who will win the day?

Friday, June 3, 8 pm
Sunday, June 5, 2 pm
Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 pm

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Sung in French with English translations above the stage


Mark Sforzini, Conductor
Kelly Curtin, Marie
Joshua Miller, Stage Director
Frank Chavez, Set Designer