Theatreland Memorabilia

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La Belle Helene

Music: Jacques Offenbach. Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, after classical mythology.

Productions

Theatre des Varietes, Paris, 1864
Adelphi Theatre, 1866
Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, 2000
London Coliseum, 2006, ENO

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Theatre des Varietes, Paris
First performance: 17th December 1864 (premiere)

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Adelphi Theatre
As Helenm or Taken from the Greeks
First performance: 30th June 1866 (UK premiere)

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Theatre du Chatelet, Paris
First performance: 29th September 2000
Production by Laurent Pelly.

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London Coliseum
English National Opera (ENO)
First performance: 3rd April 2006
English version: Kit Hesketh-Harvey, after the production created for the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris
Music edited by Robert Didion. Libretto adapted by Agathe Melinand.

CharacterPlayed By
Helen, Queen of SpartaFelicity Lott
Paris, son of King Priam of TroyToby Spence
Menelaus, King of SpartaBonaventura Bottone
Menelaus, King of SpartaPeter Van Hulle
19 May
Agamemnon, King of ArgosDavid Kempster
Calchas, grand augur to Zeus/td>Steven Page
Orestes, son of AgamemnonLeah-Marian Jones
Achilles, King of PhthiotisLeigh Melrose
Ajax I, King of SalamisJohn Graham-Hall
Ajax II, King of LocrisRoland Wood
Bacchis, Helen's maidAnne Marie Gibbons
Parthenis, a courtesanAmy Freston
Leona, a courtesanClaire Wild
PhilocomRIchard Mitchell
DancersBelinda Chapman, Franziska Koller, Elizabeth Mischler, Ruth Moss, Maryam Pourian, Stephen Berkeley-White, Jodie Blemings, Richard Curto, Chris Keerie, Ted Sikstrom
ConductorEmmanuel Joel
ConductorMartin Fitzpatrick
from 13 May
Chorus MasterMartin Merry
LeaderAnthony Flint
LeaderGonzalo Acosta
27 April, 4 & 17 May

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