A production of Sigmund Romberg's swashbuckling operetta set in 18th-century New Orleans. Members of the New York City Opera perform from Wolf Trap Farm Park. In the operetta, Robert Mission works as a bondservant in New Orleans in 1792 to avoid detection that he is really a French nobleman wanted for murder. He is in love with Marianne Beaunoir, the beautiful and headstrong daughter of his master, a rich shipowner. Robert is captured and ordered back to France for execution, but is rescued by his followers. With Marianne at his side, he establishes a colony of freemen on the Isle of Pines, off the coast of Florida.