Review: In Production Fit for the Gods, 'Semele' Can be Called Epic

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Myths by their very nature are epic. So, too, are the majority of operas. When director James Darrah takes on both, you get a production that’s a notch above, something that’s beyond epic, extra epic, definitively, decidedly, über epic. For the most part, that’s what alit on the Orpheum Theater’s stage Friday night with Opera Omaha’s performance of “Semele,” George Frideric Handel’s baroque opera that involves powerful gods, jealous goddesses and grasping mortals.