`L'etoile': a daffy, ribald delight

Opera review

August 02, 2007|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,Sun music critic

These days, talk of kidnappings or executions by hideous means usually refers to disturbing news from the Middle East. But, oddly enough, such topics also apply to a gem of a comic opera that manages to get laughs out of false imprisonment, a shooting and even an attempted impalement -- all set to deliciously tuneful, rhythmically buoyant music.

If you go L'etoile will be performed at 8 p.m. tomorrow and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. Tickets are $58. Call 877-965-3872 or go to wolftrap.org.

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