Opéra-bouffe in three acts [1864]
Jacques Offenbach

La Belle Hélène

German
3h 5m incl. intermission
At the court of Sparta, Helena, known as the most beautiful woman in the world, is thoroughly bored at the side of her husband, King Menelaus, when suddenly a mysterious – and damnably attractive – shepherd appears and injects plenty of life back into this dull society. What other choice does Helen, a loyal servant of Venus, ultimately have than to lustfully submit to her fate?

In this fast-paced, brilliant antique travesty by Jacques Offenbach, so-called good sense is thoroughly torn from its rotten hinges. Under Barry Kosky's direction, the melodies, legs and dialogue veritably whirl before the audience's eyes, brain and ears, and of course around the undisputed centre of these goings-on: the beautiful Helen. »Kosky makes this operetta sparkle once again – at least as seductive as in Offenbach's day.« [NDR Kultur]
Text by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halèvy
German translation by Simon Werle

Crew

Musical direction
Staging
Choreography
Stage design
Costumes
Dramaturgy
Johanna Wall
Lighting

Cast

Menelaus
Calchas
Agamemnon
Ajax I
Achilles
Bacchis
Dove
Karlheinz Oettel
Zoltan Fekete, Paul Gerritsen, Hunter Jaques, Christoph Jonas, Michael Fernandez,

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