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Komische Oper Berlin

Komische Oper Berlin

La belle Hélène – 'On me nomme Hélène la blonde'

Extracts | Offenbach

Opera meets the city and the city meets opera. In the Komische Oper Berlin’s pop-up operas, select scenes from the company’s repertoire are performed in urban locations around the German capital, giving its inhabitants the chance to experience this memorable music up close. So far, more than 350,000 people have been reached through the scheme.

In this video filmed at Isigym Boxsport Berlin, Nicole Chevalier sings Hélène’s ‘Invocation à Vénus’ from Jacques Offenbach’s opéra bouffe La belle Hélène and Zoltan Fekete, Paul Gerritsen, Hunter Jaques and Michael Fernandez dance to the Bolero from Offenbach’s opéra bouffe M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le… They are accompanied by Deniz Tahberer on the violin, Daniel Gatz on the clarinet, Arnulf Ballhorn on the contrabass and Juri Tarasenok on the bajan accordion.