La fille du régiment


Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) is a leading composer of the bel canto style. He composed over 65 operas which show his mastery of tragic and comic genres. His compositions reflect influences from the Italian and French traditions, and his operatic achievements earned him a good reputation beyond Italy in his lifetime; he spent long periods in Paris and served as the official composer for the Habsburg Court Theatre in Vienna. OperaVision features a selection of Donizetti’s notable operas such as Lucia di Lammermoor, Maria Stuarda, La Favorite and La Fille du Régiment.