METROPOLITAN OPERA BROADCASTS: LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, TAPE 1 OF 3 {ACT I} (RADIO)

Summary

Part one of three. One in this series of performances by the Metropolitan Opera. In this program, the Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's "La Fille du Regiment," in French. In Act I, Tonio, a peasant, is caught sneaking around the grenadiers camp during a battle, but is pardoned when Marie, the foundling brought up with the regiment, tells them that he rescued her from falling off a precipice. Tonio decides to enlist so that the grenadiers will permit him the honor of marrying Marie. To celebrate his acceptance, Marie sings the regimental song, "Chacun le sait, chacun le dit le regiment par excellence...." However, it is discovered that the Marquise de Berkenfield, who came to the camp by chance, is actually Marie's aunt. The Marquise insists on taking her away to assume her rightful station in life, and sadly, she parts from Tonio, who vows to follow her. Sponsored by Texaco. Continues with R:3149.

(Network affiliation varies; as above, 1960 to the present; NBC, 1931-1943; Blue Network, 1943-1945; ABC, 1945-1958; CBS, 1958-1960.)

Details

  • NETWORK: Syndicated
  • DATE: January 6, 1973 Saturday 2:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:09:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R:3148
  • GENRE: Radio - Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Operas
  • SERIES RUN: Syndicated - Radio series, 1960-
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Gaetano Donizetti … Composer
    • Richard Bonynge … Conductor
    • Metropolitan Opera Orchestra … Symphony Orchestra
    • Kurt Adler … Choral Director, Chorus Master
    • Sandro Sequi … Stage Director
    • Joan Sutherland … Cast, Marie, Singer
    • Luciano Pavarotti … Cast, Tonio, Singer
    • Regina Resnik … Cast, the Marquise of Berkenfield, Singer
    • Fernando Corena … Cast, Sulpice, Singer
    • Andrea Velis … Cast, Hortensius, Singer
    • Charles Kuestner … Cast, a peasant, Singer
    • Andrij Dobriansky … Cast, a corporal, Singer
    • Jean Kraft … Cast, the Duchess of Krackenthorp, Singer
    • Harry Jones … Cast, the dancing master, Singer