by Francesco Cavalli
May 12 & 13 8pm May 14 3:30pm*
The face that launched a thousand ships? Well, yes, but also the face that launched a thousand amorous misadventures, if Francesco Cavalli’s brilliant Elena is to be trusted. Cross-dressing, disguises, mixups and mashups – it’s all part of the world’s first great comic opera, set to some of Cavalli’s most seductive music. Sung in Italian, this opera in concert performance features Kevin Skelton as Menelaus, Michele DeBoer as Helen, and Laura Pudwell as Hippolyta.
Generously supported by Greig Dunn.