La Belle Hélène - 28th October 2017 - 7.30pm


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 in English.

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.

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