The opera “The Regiment’s Daughter” is a comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti. It was premiered in Paris in 1840 under the French title. In the same year, the Italian version La figlia del reggimento was added, which was awarded a prize at La Scala in Milan.
Gaetano Donizetti, born in Bergamo, lived in poor circumstances and took up this theme in his opera. He contrasted the honesty of the little man with the false world of the nobility. The lively and dance-like music is rousing and Donizetti immediately celebrated a great success with this easy opera.