The Daughter of the Regiment by Gaetano Donizetti
The Daughter of the Regiment by Gaetano Donizetti was written for the Comic Opera Comique of Paris with a French text. The house required opera with spoken text on subjects suitable for the well-protected daughters of French families. Comedy was not required, but the Daughter of the Regiment is truly a funny opera. Marie, the daughter of the regiment is being brought up by Sergeant Sulpice. Everybody loves Marie. The conflict becomes unbearable when she falls in love with a Tyrolean peasant Tonio. In the end everything is resolved as it should be: A truly happy ending.