March 23 and 24, 2018 at 8 pm
St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Basking Ridge, NJ
Tickets will be available for purchase starting in January
In the spring, LONJ will produce Gaetano Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, under the direction of Jamie Baer Peterson and Lauran Corson with musical direction by Michael Avagliano. Most young men are nervous to meet their girlfriend’s father for the first time, but imagine if your girlfriend had 1500 fathers and every single one of them had a rifle. Daughter of the Regiment tells the story of Marie, a strong young woman who was found on a battlefield just after being born and raised by an entire French Regiment as one of their own. She falls in love with Tonio, a young Swiss man, while the regiment is invading the Tyrols during the Napoleonic wars. Tonio and Marie must prove their love to the whole regiment in this comic opera with many amusing twists and turns. Members of Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra led by Michael Avagliano will bring Donizetti’s beautiful score to life. Daughter will be presented in English.