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OFFENBACH: LA BELLE HELENE


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Staged and costumed by Laurent Pelly, with sets by Chantal Thomas and choreography by Laura Scozzi, this production of La Belle H?®l?¿ne never forgets for one moment that Offenbach's parody of the origins of the Trojan war - clearly recognizable in his day as a satire on the moral laxity of Second Empire high society - is, above all, a supreme manifestation of his comic genius. From start to finish it combines a musically superb performance with a stream of visual humour that flows from Pelly's core idea that the action all takes place in the imagination of a sleeping, sex-starved, suburban housewife.

Dame Felicity Lott is magnificent as the woman who gets into bed beside her somnolent old husband and dreams of being the most beautiful woman in the world, entangled in amorous adventures with the virile young Paris, tastily portrayed by Yann Beuron. And just as dreams do not respect the normal limitations of logic, time and place, so her night time fantasies combine the everyday with the mythical, and muddle up Greece, ancient and modern.
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Item number 107000
Barcode 807280700091
Release date 27/10/2008
Category Opera | DVDs
Label Arthaus Musik | Classical DVDs
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Dame Felicity, Lott
Sénéchal, Michel
Composers Offenbach, Jacques
Conductors Minkowski, Marc
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