The Lucky Star (L'Étoile)
Music by E. Chabrier
“Off with their heads!!” Oops, wrong story—but right sentiment!
King Ouf, perhaps a distant cousin of the Queen of Hearts, has a strange way of celebrating his birthday. He just loves a good public execution, and this year, the peddler Lazuli is his chosen self-indulgence.
But Ouf’s astrologer discovers that the king’s and the peddler’s fates are intertwined—the stars forewarn that they will die within hours of each other.
Well, that’s different.
Drinking duet, sneezing aria, tickling trio, anyone? Welcome to the theater of the absurd, where even Alice would be confused— and Dalí would fit right in.
In French with English supertitles and dialogue.