New Sussex Opera presents a full staging of one of the most sparkling works by the French master of comic opera. A musical treat for Offenbach’s two-hundredth anniversary, sung in a new English translation.
French fizz and foolery set to deliciously immortal music – outrageous fun. Prepare for plenty of surprises in Jeff Clarke’s version of the story of the lovely Helen of Troy. Stuffy it isn’t. A talented cast bring this farce to life, including Hannah Pedley (Hélène), Anthony Flaum (Paris), Paul Featherstone (Menelaus), Catherine Backhouse (Orestes), Jennifer Clark (Bacchis).
With NSO Chorus, St Paul’s Sinfonia, Conductor Toby Purser, Director Jeff Clarke, Designer Gabriella Csanyi-Wills.
Approx 3 hours inc interval
NSO’s production of Charles Villiers Stanford’s The Travelling Companion was nominated in the Rediscovered Work category of the International Opera Awards 2019. "In the hands of Jeff Clarke, the comic tale of the fair lady who would rather die than live in a world without love becomes an outrageous entertainment.” Manchester Evening News
“One of the UK’s most enterprising small opera companies, New Sussex Opera constantly surprises with its ambition and the quality of its fully staged productions.” Opera Now, September 2018