Daughter of the Regiment

Marie, raised by soldiers, falls in love with a mere civilian


The infant orphan Marie is found by a regiment of French soldiers; they decide to raise her themselves. She grows up to be a spunky, self-assured young woman who adores her “father,” Sergeant Sulplice, and the army life - the only one she has ever known.


The only demand her “fathers” insist on is that when the time comes, she must marry a soldier. Of course, she falls in love with a civilian, Tonio. Later, facts filter in about Marie’s real parents, and her life is utterly changed.


Composed while Gaetano Donizetti was living in Paris, the opera is sung in French instead of Italian. This comedy is full of surprises, laughter, some very athletic bel canto singing, and the superlative melodies of the master of song, Donizetti.

Sep 23, 2011 to Oct 2, 2011
Opera in the Heights is a vibrant and growing professional opera company whose home in the Houston Heights is a restored 1924 church sanctuary with exemplary acoustics. The intimate theatre affords each person a seat so close to the stage that every smile, tear, and nuance can be savored. Its mission is to provide a stage for emerging performers and bring affordable opera to the Greater Houston Area.   Visit us and experience every delightful detail of opera up close!   Wheelchair accessible
12:30 am to 7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, tickets start at $20, student tickets $10
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, tickets start at $20, student tickets $10
Sunday Time & Price:
Oct. 2 only: 2:00 pm, tickets start at $20, student tickets $10

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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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