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Regimentets datter


"Daughter of the Regiment" - "La Fille du Regiment" by Gaetano Donizetti premiered in Paris in 1840. It is a comic opera in 2 acts with text by Saint-Georges and J-F Alfred Bayard. It has been performed in Norway only twice before: at the Christiania Theater in 1867 and at the Kristiansund Opera in 1984.

The action takes place originally in 1805 in Tyrol during the French siege. Marie, the daughter of a soldier and a noble lady, was abandoned as a child and adopted by a French military regiment. She grows up with the soldiers as her family, and later falls in love with the Tyrolean peasant boy Tonio. The idyll is apparently complete until Mary's Aunt Marquise of Berkenfeldt shows up. She tries to teach her both to sing and to act like a "lady". But to no use. Then she decides that Marie should be married to the Duchess of Crakentorp's son.

Marie finds life unbearable until the whole regiment with Tonio in the lead comes to the rescue. As the Marquise sees how happy the young couple are, she completely melts and lets them have each other. A happy ending!

Italian director Jacopo Spirei is set to stage it all. He commutes between Florence and Oslo where he is a professor at the School of the Arts. Jacopo knows his Donizetti and is a source of humor and resilient ideas.

The cast is about to materialize and Lina Johnson - currently as Gilda in Rigoletto at DNO & B - has accepted the lead as Marie.


The round trip with the Oscarsborg ferry from Sundbrygga (in Drøbak) and Oscarsborg are included in the opera ticket.


Take one of our 3 boat offers with or without food from Oslo and Sandvika. Book tickets at the same time as you book the  opera ticket at

Or book a table at one of the island's 3 restaurants. Pre order a three course meal inside the fortress with your opera ticket at

The island also has hotels, champagnebar, outdoor seating and more.

How about a guided tour of the museum before the show?


Event time / concert start: 7:30 pm

The doors open 30 minutes before.

Duration: 180 min

Age limit: 12 years

Groups: over 10, call customer service on 22 82 81 49

Companion, free with ticket (pays only ticket fee), call customer service on 22 82 81 49

Dining: Food, beer / wine


Access / public transport for bus, check


  • Last Updated: 04/06/2021
  • Source: Akershus Reiselivsråd

Tue, August 17, 2021 7:30 PM

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