L’Etoile at New York City Opera

“Some sort of mad release.”

“Almost sliding into tastelessness without really doing it.”

“It’s like drinking champagne without drinking the champagne.”

All these are describing… an opera? Yup. Emmanuel Chabrier’s opera L’Etoile is coming to New York City Opera. A little known work by a little known composer, L’Etoile doesn’t adhere to the stiff, tragic elements that define most operas. On the contrary, L’Etoile embraces fantasy in a playful romp that blends opera with whimsical design and can-can dancers. Below, a behind the scenes video about New York City Opera’s production:

L’Etoile runs March 18-April 1. Student tickets are available for as little as $12.

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Darcy Zacharias, CC ’10

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