The Italian Girl in Algiers is a comic masterpiece. An opera critic once wrote that if the Three Stooges had written an opera libretto, it would look something like The Italian Girl in Algiers. The ruler of Algiers is bored with his wife and all of his mistresses and is fixated on the idea of getting an Italian girl. One is stranded on his turf, and he thinks he has it made. But the Italian girl is much too sharp for him, and soon she has him wrapped around her little finger. Director Doug Anderson and Maestro Emmanuel Plasson deliver grand comedy in an intimate setting.