Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00pm
“Harry Christophers is the Handelian of the moment.” –The Observer
Its plot rife with sexual politics and satirical insights into lust, ambition, power, and marital infidelity, Handel’s bold opera was a bit too much for its day despite its richly sensuous score. Since Semele’s rediscovery in 1925, though, it has become a favorite of opera houses around the world; its first H+H performances since 1999 are a fitting finale to a memorable season-long musical journey.