Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7:30p -
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
Date Idea, Music, Performing Arts
One of the nation’s most adventurous opera companies, Odyssey Opera, presents the Boston premiere of Richard Strauss’s little-known opera Die ägyptische Helena (The Egyptian Helen) with libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. As part of Odyssey Opera’s sixth season, this marks the second of three works to be performed in 2019 inspired by one of the most enigmatic figures in ancient history, Helen of Troy. The challenging title role of Helen will be played by soprano Kirsten Chambers (Met Opera). With orchestra and chorus conducted by Gil Rose, this two-act concert performance will be sung in German with English subtitles.