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Belle Hélène, La

Composer:
Jacques Offenbach
Original Language:
French
Librettist:
Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Time:
Antiquity
Place:
Greece
Role Voice Part Classification
Hélène, Queen of Sparta Soprano L
Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy Tenor L
Calchas, High Priest of Jupiter Bass L
Oreste, son of Agamemnon Soprano L
Agamemnon, King of Argos Baritone L
Achilles, King of Phthiotis Tenor F
Ajax I, King of Salamis Tenor F
Ajax II, King of Locris Baritone F
Menelaus, King of Sparta Tenor F
Bacchis, Hélène’s attendant Mezzo Soprano S
Leoena, a courtesan Soprano S
Parthoenis, a courtesan Soprano S
 
Minimum Chorus:  24
Divisi:  SATB