This summer, enjoy select encore performances from the award-winning series The Met: Live in HD. Laurent Pelly's hilarious production stars Natalie Dessay as the tomboy Marie, who has been brought up as the "daughter of the regiment," and Juan Diego Flórez as the young man in love with her. Dazzling coloratura, including Flórez's nine high Cs in his act-one aria, meets perfect comic timing. Legendary actress Marian Seldes makes a special appearance as the Duchess of Krakenthorp and Marco Armiliato conducts. This performance was originally transmitted live on April 26, 2008.