L’ÉTOILE – by Emmanuel Chabrier
- 10/14/2017, 10/20/2017, 10/21/2017
- IU Jacobs School of Music
- Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 7:30 PM
- Reserved Seating: $16-42 Adults, $10-27 StudentsSee music.indiana.edu/opera
Get ready for a frothy French farce starring the inimitable King Ouf, who’s one wild and crazy guy.
He’s actively engaged in his favorite birthday pastime: finding some poor local to execute for being uncomplimentary about his government!
Enter poor Lazuli, a travelling salesman who fits the bill to a tee. But wait! The King’s astrologer informs his royal master that it’s written in the stars that Lazuli’s destiny is intimately connected the King’s—so if Lazuli dies, Ouf will succumb at the same time! Nothing to do but roll out the royal welcome mat and ensconce Lazuli in luxury at the palace.
Trouble ensues, and romantic and diplomatic snafus abound—all propelled by Chabrier’s beguiling melodies and orchestration.
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