Jealousy, Lust and Dancing in 'Semele'

Omaha World-Herald: Go

Dance isn’t uncommon in opera, but Opera Omaha’s production of George Frideric Handel’s Semele is doing some uncommon things with dance.

For starters, two performers are playing Ino, the sister of Semele. Principal dancer Janice Lancaster Larsen portrays her on stage, while mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell sings her part behind the scenes, a move cast members and producers called an exciting experiment.