Conducted by the great John Eliot Gardiner, this production of the adorable comic opera L'ETOILE is naughtily fun and distinctly French in flavor. Performed by the world-renowned Opera de Lyon, the opera is a combination of romance, farce, history, and fairy tale. Collette Alliot-Lugaz, Georges Gautier, and Jules Bastin star.
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Set in a mystical fairy tale kingdom, "L'Etoile" is a comedy of lovelorn hopes, terrors and misunderstandings that inevitably unravels a happy ending. This acclaimed Opera de Lyon production is performed by a French cast who relish the farcical mixture of Far Eastern kings, executioners, love and intrigue. The Gilbertian twists in the plot and its parallels with "The Mikado" are very striking, but it has a unique French flavor with a score of melodic freshness and a wicked sense of fun.