La Fille du Regiment
This production is a shortened adaptation by Mireille Camier and Eric Charbonne performed by London Opera performers and musicians. It runs 75 minutes with a brief stop for set change. This is a relaxed interactive production involving the performers and audience. It could be described as "Opera In A Trunk" with modern dramatic devices meant to simplify the presentation.
The opera concerns a young woman, Marie, who after being found on a battle-field as a baby is adopted by a military regiment. Later, her life is saved by a young Swiss man named Tonio who joins the regiment. However, she is forced to leave Tonio to live with her wealthy aunt and marry a nobleman. In the end, Tonio is promoted to Captain and is finally able to marry Marie.