Ann Widdecombe takes to the stage with The Royal Opera
Royal Opera House confirms casting for Donizetti's La Fille du régiment.
Director of Opera, Kasper Holten said, “La Duchesse de Crakentorp is a non-singing comic role in Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment. The part requires a strong personality, and has in the past been played highly successfully at The Royal Opera by actress and comedian Dawn French. In the spirit of casting a personality renowned for their work on the non-operatic stage, Ann Widdecombe proved to be an irresistible option, and we think she will be very suitable for this small, but important role in Donizetti’s opera.”
La Fille du régiment runs from Thursday 19 April – Thursday 10 May.