Grinnell College to stream Met Opera’s ‘La Fille du Régiment’ on March 2


Donizetti’s masterpiece features tenor Javier Camarena singing an aria with 9 High C notes

GRINNELL, Iowa – On Saturday, March 2, Grinnell College will stream live the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s classic “La Fille du Régiment” as part of the Met’s Live in HD Series.

This opera tells the story of Marie, the adopted daughter of the 21st Regiment of the French army, who falls in love with a young man named Tonio who has saved her life. This young man just so happens to be from an enemy nation. “La Fille du Régiment” is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna

Renowned tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of vocal fireworks – including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs.

Opera talk at 11:30 a.m., followed by the opera at noon on Saturday, March 2. 

Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell.

Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop and at the door the day of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children under 12 and Met Opera members.

Refreshments will be sold in the lobby of the cinema before the opera and during intermission.

Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information about parking and accessibility is available on the college’s website: Harris Center Cinema is equipped with an induction hearing loop system, which enables individuals with hearing aids set to T-Coil to hear the program. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or

Minors under the age 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.