Broadcasts by the Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, December 24th, a performance of La Fille du Régiment by Gaetano Donizetti, with a libretto in French by Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean François Bayard. The broadcast will run approximately three hours and five minutes.

Nino Machaidze and Lawrence Brownlee star as the young lovers in Laurent Pelly's witty production of this delightful comedy that mixes humor with gorgeous melody and notorious vocal challenges, including nine high Cs for the tenor. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa appears in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp.

THE CAST
Marie: Nino Machaidze
Marquise of Berkenfield: Ann Murray
Duchess of Krakenthorp: Kiri Te Kanawa
Tonio: Lawrence Brownlee
Sulpice: Maurizio Muraro
Conductor: Yves Abel