Apr 8 10 2016


Apr 8, 2016 7:30 PM
Apr 10, 2016 2:00 PM
Orpheum Theater

409 S 16th St
Omaha, NE 68102



Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto derived from a drama by English playwright William Congreve
Based on a Latin narrative poem, Metamorphoses, by Roman poet Ovid
Performed in English with English supertitles.

A Burning Desire
Visionary director James Darrah and his creative team Chromatic (Agrippina, 2014 and A Flowering Tree, 2015) return to Opera Omaha with a new production of Handel’s Semele – a darkly comic mythological story of a mortal woman’s tryst with a dangerous god. Featuring some of Handel's most glorious orchestral and virtuosic vocal writing, Semele is an opera of unbridled lust, jealousy, and revenge. Early music specialist and Grammy® winning conductor, Stephen Stubbs (Agrippina, 2014), will lead another exceptional ensemble of artists.