from Act I of the French opera La Fille du Régiment
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Jean Francois Bayard
, a young woman raised by a regiment of French Grenadiers
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: an army camp site in a valley in the Swiss Tyrolese Mountains, 1815
Synopsis: After inducting a young Tyrolese peasant into their regiment, the grenadiers from the 21st French Regiment call on Marie to sing the invigorating song of the regiment.