10 La Belle Helene

Release Date

Sat 28th October

Rating

Live Show

Run Time

120

Showtimes for Stag Theatre :

Sat 28th October

19:30

Synopsis

Kentish Opera is delighted to present a concert version of La Belle Hélne, for one night only. This is our first performance of this delightful, funny, and witty satire about the seduction of the beautiful but married Helen by the noble dare-devil prince, Paris, and the ensuing furore, which resulted in the legendary Trojan War – all of which was overseen by Greek gods! Jacques Offenbach's fabulous music of 1864 is perfect for this take on a legendary tale, which echoes his earlier work “Orpheus in the Underworld”, which we performed in 2009. Professional soloists and the mighty KO chorus will be supported on stage by a talented orchestra, under the expert baton of Robyn Sevastos, and we will sing it in English, translated from the original French of Meilhac and Halevy. Come and be entranced by this sparkling opéra bouffe, as audiences have since its first performance in 1864.