Music by Emmanuel Chabrier
English version by Jeremy Sams
Directed by David Overton
January 31 to February 3, Sir James Dunn Theatre
Chabrier's opéra bouffe, L’Étoile, performed in English by Fountain School voice students, straddles the line beteen serious art music and light operetta. With its sophisticated harmonies and vocal writing, and a witty new English adaptation by Jeremy Sams, L’Étoile is rooted in the French comic tradition. It's a fantastical, absurd, and sometimes even surreal story of oppression, love, and intrigue.