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The Daughter of the Regiment Reviews

The Greensboro News & Record

Greensboro Opera's artistic director David Holley summarizes the opera's current season as "from North Carolina to the world," a showcase of world-class singers with roots in North Carolina.

Indeed, "La Fille du Régiment" ("The Daughter of the Regiment") proved that North Carolina is capable not only of producing great musicians but also of attracting them back. Simply put, Holley and the cast put on one of the finest performances in recent Triad memory. Click here to read full review.

Classical Voice of North Carolina

This rollicking performance of Gaetano Donizetti's French opera La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) signals the return of the Greensboro Opera to the stage after a short hiatus.

And what a return, featuring outstanding singers in the lead roles, a great chorus, a powerful orchestra, and droll action on the stage of Aycock Auditorium on the campus of the University on North Carolina Greensboro! Click here to read full review.

Opera Lively

Overall score, A, recommended show with strong musical values and some high production points. This [production] had a very high quality. Bravo! We now have another great professional company in our state! Click here to read full review.

Voix des Arts

Directed by the company's Artistic Director David Holley, Greensboro Opera's production of La fille du régiment was, on the whole, a triumph. The sense of fun that permeated the production was infectious, and it was fantastic to hear from the audience both waves of laughter and, in moments of dramatic seriousness, attentive silence.

Greensboro Opera's production assembled an ensemble of artists who seemed to genuinely enjoy working with one another. More importantly, they seemed to honestly enjoy bringing Donizetti's score to life. Musical perfection is swell, but the occasionally flawed joie de vivre that coursed through Greensboro Opera's performance was so much better; but, years from now, will our children and grandchildren believe us when we tell them that we heard René Barbera's Tonio in Greensboro in 2015? Click here to read full review.

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