Marquise de Birkenfeld

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(Donizetti: La Fille du régiment). Sop. The Marquise claims to be the aunt of Marie, the adopted daughter of the regiment, and takes her to live in her château, intending to find her a suitable husband. When the regiment arrive at the château, the Marquise confesses that Marie is really her own illegitimate daughter. She sees how much Marie loves the soldier Tonio and consents to their marriage. Created (1840) by Marie-Julienne Boulanger.

Subjects: Opera.

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