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In "The Inspector," a corrupt local mayor believes he’s spotted an undercover government official sent to check up on his town.

In the comical performance, the mayor mistakes a stranger for the inspector and the plot takes its twists and hilarious turns from there.

Kim Whittman, the director of Wolf Trap Opera, says the piece has parallels to today even though it's set in early 20th century Italy.

"It's about small town corruption and big time government in any place at any time," she says. "So even though strictly speaking you're not going to see people we see in our headlines in this opera, you'll see echoes of them."

The world premiere is next Wednesday.

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