COST: $12 per student, $15 per teacher, $25 per adult

SAVE THE DATE: November 14, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

*Sung in French, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat.

Donizetti’s light-hearted comedy shows that the most important battle is the one for the heart. Marie is a fearless orphan raised by a regiment of the French Army. Her unusual upbringing is challenged when a wealthy woman, claiming to be her aunt, arrives to make Marie a proper lady, complete with a new admirer looking for her hand in marriage. But Marie has fallen in love with a young man named Tonio, an enemy of the French regiment. What will Marie choose, love or duty?

This abridged performance is approximately 120 minutes and features content appropriate for student audiences. The Student Matinee performance features the 2024-25 Opera Colorado Artists in Residence and the Opera Colorado Orchestra and Chorus.

Contact  or call 303.778.7350 to reserve Student Matinee tickets.

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  • A morning performance tailored for students
  • Thoughtfully abridged so students can experience the whole story in approximately two hours
  • The curtain stays up so students can see what goes into changing sets between acts

*One supervising teacher (admitted free of charge) per ten students. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults in excess of this ratio.


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