An Opera Buffa in Three Acts
Jacques Offenbach's light-hearted opera is based on the story of Helen of Troy. Helmut Lohner's lavish interpretation is delightfully entertaining, highlighting the declining social mores of teh Parisian upper classes under the second empire.
Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt conjures up an unusual combination of sounds and a new listening experience, with an orchestra configured to replicate that which would have been available to Offenbach.
Vesselina Kasarova Deon Van der Walt Carlos Chausson Volker Vogel Oliver Widmer Liliana Nichiteanu Ruben Amoretti Cheyne Davidson Steve Davislim Ruth Rohner Ulrika Precht Lisa Larsson Karl Adam Jean-Paul Beglin Jakob Baumann
Composed by: Jacques Offenbach Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Orchestra and Chorus of the Zurich Opera House Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt Chorus Master: Ernst Raffelsberger
Set Design: Paolo Piva Costumes: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
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