Jacques Offenbach: La belle Hélène (The Beautiful Helen)

Odyssey Opera

Boston Premiere
Ginger Costa-Jackson – Helen
Gil Rose, Conductor

An irresistible opéra bouffe with a brilliant libretto, La belle Hélène wickedly parodies the well-known legend of Helen’s elopement with Paris. The dashing Prince of Troy wins Helen’s love with the assistance of a cunning oracle who outwits her husband and an assortment of royal Grecian heroes. With sparkling orchestral panache, some of Offenbach’s best-loved melodies, and an epidemic of marital infidelity, it’s no wonder this opera received over 700 performances when it premiered!
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Fully staged
Performed in English

Friday, June 14 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 16 at 2:00 pm

$25, $50, $75, $100
, 7:30 pm

Huntington Avenue Theatre
264 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
United States