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Unraveling Act 2


28th March 2019 by No comments yet

Written by Graham Billing, co-director of La Belle Hélène. The Act Two Finale of La Belle Hélène continues – after the bizarre sequence in which the main characters imitate musical instruments – with the tables being turned on poor old Menelaus. Helen launches into an attack on her feckless husband for not being discreet or

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Caught in the act (2)


7th March 2019 by No comments yet

Written by Graham Billing, co-director of La Belle Hélène. Last time I was telling you about the first of the three grandiose finales with which ends each of the acts of Bristol Opera’s latest challenge, La Belle Hélène. After the bizarre ensemble in which Helen recognises Prince Paris as her would-be seducer, the «chap with

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