Opera North Selects Key Talent & Staff for La belle Hélène.

Key Talent & Staff Selected for Opera North's La belle Hélène.


Opera North Selects Talent & Staff for La belle Hélène

Augusta Caso, Peter Lake & Eric Lindsey will play principal parts.

LEBANON, NH - Opera North is pleased to announce the principal roles for La belle Hélène, one of its three 2017 mainstage productions. Augusta Caso will sing the lead role of Hélène, Peter Lake will play Paris and Eric Lindsey will sing Calchas.

Soprano Augusta Caso recently made her mainstage debut at the Spoleto Festival USA in Vivaldi's Farnace. She has also sung with Sarasota Opera (Dialogues des Carmélites) and Maryland Lyric Opera (Roméo et Juliette). In 2018, Augusta will make her debut at the Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera. Tenor Peter Lake has performed with Central City Opera (Tosca and The Impresario), Mississippi (Carmen) and Chautauqua Opera (Eugene Onegin). In 2016, Peter was a young artist with Central City Opera where he won the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Award. Bass-baritone Eric Lindsey recently debuted with Shreveport Opera (La Boheme) and has also performed with Sarasota Opera (Cosi fan tutte) and Opera in Williamsburg (Le Nozze di Figaro and Rigoletto). Last year, Eric played Sacristan in Opera North's Tosca.

La belle Hélène will be directed by Andrea's Hager and conducted by Louis Burkot. David L. Arsenault is the scenic designer, John Bartenstein is the lighting designer, Kurt Domoney is the choreographer and Jack Maisenbach is the costume designer.

"We are delighted to present this delicious dessert as part of Opera North's 35th season. It is fun-filled show with great music that will have you dancing in the aisles," said General Director Evans Haile.

Offenbach's La belle Hélène is a comedy of mistaken identities and door slams, filled with high energy dancing tunes and vocal fireworks. Get ready for rollicking hijinks amongst the Greek gods. Venus plots revenge, as Jupiter tries to rein in his chickens, meanwhile Paris rides to victory with the beautiful Helen (whose face launched a thousand ships).

Performances are at Lebanon Opera House (Lebanon, NH) on Tuesday, August 1 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm and Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm.

Posted 6/16/17


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