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Ah! mes amis

Opera details:

Opera title:

La Fille du régiment

Composer:

Gaetano Donizetti

Language:

French

Synopsis:

La Fille du régiment Synopsis

Libretto:

La Fille du régiment Libretto

Translation(s):

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Tonio

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

1.14

Previous scene: Ma chi arriva
Next scene: Il faut partir

La fille du régiment - 'Ah! mes amis' (Donizetti; Juan Diego Flórez, The Royal Opera)

Singer: Juan Diego Flórez

Juan Diego Flórez sings the famous aria 'Ah! mes amis' from Donizetti's opera La fille du régiment. Find out more at
La Fille du régiment had its premiere at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1840. Its combination of comedy, genuine feeling and patriotic sentiment soon made it a national institution, and it was regularly revived on Bastille Day in France. The opera had a long absence from Covent Garden, but in 1966 Joan Sutherland reintroduced it to London. She played the irrepressible heroine, Marie, with Luciano Pavarotti as her lover, Tonio. La Fille returned to the Royal Opera House in 2007 in Laurent Pelly's delightful production, which has since toured the world.

Pelly's production fizzes with exuberant humour. It features wonderfully inventive sets: large maps evoke the mountains of Tyrol, the regiment’s camp drowns in laundry and an armoured tank bursts into a drawing room. Gaetano Donizetti’s score weaves robust, military melodies with moments of pathos. Musical highlights include the bravura tenor aria 'Pour mon âme', with its vertical leaps to a succession of high Cs, and the delightful duet 'Quoi? vous m'aimez!' in which Tonio expresses his love for Marie.

Watch videos with other singers performing Ah! mes amis:

Juan Diego Florez La Fille du Regiment Ah mes amis 3434
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Luciano Pavarotti Ah mes amis Live at the Met 1972 3455
5 - Luciano Pavarotti

Alfredo Kraus Ah mes amis Fille du regiment 3451
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Lawrence Brownlee DONIZETTI Ah mes amis La Fille du Regiment 3436
5 - Lawrence Brownlee

La hija del regimiento Ah mes amis Teatro Real 1415 3470
5 - Javier Camarena
Marcelo Alvarez Ah Mes amis concert Milan 1996 58809
5 - Marcelo Álvarez

Jose Bros La fille du regiment Ah mes amis 3467
5 - José Bros

Gregory Kunde Donizetti La Fille du Regiment 58812
5 - Gregory Kunde

Gaetano Donizetti Ah mes amis John Osborn 3461
5 - John Osborn
William Matteuzzi Ah mes amis Live 58819
5 - William Matteuzzi

Michael Spyres Ah mes amis La fille du regiment Gaetano Donizetti 3442
5 - Michael Spyres
MAXIM MIRONOV Ah mes amis La Figlia del Reggimento G Donizetti 3459
5 - Maxim Mironov

Matthew Newlin Tenor Ah mes amis La Fille du Regiment 58847
5 - Marcello Giordani
LUCA CANONICIAH MES AMIS LA FILLE DU REGIMENT DI GDONIZETTI ORCH E CORO OPERA DI LYON 58858
5 - Luca Canonici

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5 - Robert Nagy
Ah mes amisPour mon ameflv 58897
5 - Jacques Pottier

G Donizetti Ah mes Amis Philipp Kapeller 58916
6 - Otto Edelmann
Great singers in Lisbon Raul Gimenez La Fille du Regiment 58935
5 - Raúl Giménez

Berle Sanford Rosenberg Ah mes amis La fille du regiment 3447
5 - Berle Sanford Rosenberg
Ah Mes Amis Luciano Pavarotti Alfredo Kraus Lawrence Brownlee Juan Diego Florez 3468
5 - Alfredo Kraus
5 - Juan Diego Flórez
5 - Lawrence Brownlee
5 - Luciano Pavarotti

C5 de Pour mon ame Tenores 1 58851
5 - Chris Merritt
5 - Gregory Kunde
5 - Javier Camarena
5 - Lawrence Brownlee

GDonizetti La Fille du Regiment Ah mes amis Pour mon ame Lawrence Brownlee 58925
5 - Giuseppe Sabbatini
5 - Lawrence Brownlee

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

TONIO
Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!
Je vais marcher sous vos drapeaux.
L'amour qui m'a tourné la tête
Désormais, désormais, me rend un héros.
Ah! quel bonheur oui mes amis
Je vais marcher sous vos drapeaux.
Oui, celle pour qui je respire,
A mes voeux a daigné sourire
Et ce doux espoir de bonheur
Trouble ma raison et mon coeur!
Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!
Je vais marcher sous vos drapeaux.

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