2014 8:00 pm
EMMANUEL CHABRIER’S L’ETOILE
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Brian Garman, Conductor
Gregory Lehane, Stage Director
$10 Assigned Seating
All students are free w/ valid ID.
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L'étoile is set in a mythical fairy tale kingdom and begins with a disguised King Ouf in search of a subject to execute in celebration of his birthday. Laoula, the daughter of a monarch, is escorted to town by an Ambassador, Hérisson de Porc-Epic. Unbeknownst to Laoula, the mission of the trip is to arrange her marriage to the King. Unfortunately for Hérisson de Porc-Epic, Laoula falls in love with Lazuli, a poor peddler. Lazuli insults the King Ouf, not seeing through his disguise, and becomes a prime candidate for death by impalement in honor of the King’s birthday. However, the King Ouf's astrologer, Siroco, devises that the two men will die within 24 hours of each other, forcing the King to make a big decision.