|A comic operetta
by Jacques Offenbach is just right for an autumn evening. From
the composer of the Orpheus in the Underworld comes another light-hearted
musical treat based on the old mythical love-story of Paris,
son of the King of Troy, and King Menelaus's beautiful wife Helen.
It caused a bit of a scandal in Paris in the 1860's, with its
'nudge-nudge, wink-wink' innuendo and suggestive lyrics - the
height of permissiveness cloaked as a parody of antiquity.
The score includes some of Offenbach's best-loved melodies, sung
Kentish Opera is performing this work for one night only in a
CONCERT version. The professional lead soloists, the chorus and
the orchestra will be together on stage, all under the expert
and lively baton of our Musical Director Robyn Sevastos.