La belle Hélène (The Beautiful Helen)
An opéra bouffe in three acts by Jacques Offenbach with an original French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, La belle Hélène parodies the well-known legend of Helen's elopement with Paris, which set off the Trojan War. When this masterpiece premiered in 1864, it was an outstanding success, receiving 700 performances! Venus has decreed that Paris, in the guise of a shepherd, shall win the most beautiful woman in the world in a competition: undoubtedly, Menelas's wife Helen. She tries to resist Paris's love but their fate is, well, fate--we all know how this story will end. Filled with a wealth of melodic creativity, some of Offenbach's best loved melodies, and an epidemic of marital infidelity, we end our season with a satirical bang!
Once you select your seating level, you will be able to pick individual seats
Huntington Avenue Theatre (View)
264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|