Anu Kaal – Maria’s singing lesson in “La fille du régiment”

ANU KAAL (born in 1940) was a beloved soloist of the Estonian National Opera from 1967 to 1996. Her peculiar voice and vocal technique enabled her to sing both the roles of coloratura soprano (Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda in “Rigoletto”, Marie in “La fille du régiment”) as well as those of lyric and dramatic soprano (Violetta in “La traviata”, Pamina in “Die Zauberflöte”, Mařenka in “The Bartered Bride”, Luisa Miller). The audience both in Estonia and in many parts of the former Soviet Union loved Anu Kaal as a talented singer and actress who left an impact of rare sincerity.

In this trio from the comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti “La fille du régiment” Anu Kaal’s partners are Sulpice — TEO MAISTE (bass, born in 1932) and Marchesa di Maggiorivoglio — LEILI TAMMEL (mezzosoprano, born in 1943). The production is recorded at the Estonian National Opera in the beginning of 1980s. The orchestra is conducted by Peeter Lilje.