Event La Belle Helene
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Venue The State Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Tenth Anniversary Season
First Date 2 December 1987
Last Date 12 December 1987
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "La Belle Helene is a complete musical parody of a whole system of government and religion. Written in the early 1880s it was a precursor of the Parisien La Belle Eqoque and shows the same wit and satire typical of that period".
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Mark Bradley Actor Philocomas
Geoffrey Chard Actor Agamemnon
Nicole Coward Actor Jocasta
Gregory Dempsey Actor Achilles
Philip Gould Actor Orestes
David Hobson Actor Ajax I
Roger Howell Actor Calchas
Steve Lane Actor Eucalyptos
Roger Lemke Actor Ajax II
John O'May Actor Paris
Barbara Sambell Actor Cleone
Kris Schumacher Actor A Slave
Geraldine Turner Actor Helene
Michelle-Louise Wedge Actor Chloe
Gregory Yurisich Actor Menelaus
Hugh Halliday Associate Director
Robert Ray Choreographer
Helen Burnham Chorus
Karen Corbett Chorus
Grant Dale Chorus
Glenn Flavin Chorus
Michele Forbes Chorus
Mark Gogoll Chorus
Robert Henderson Chorus
Julie Holah Chorus
Simon Krawat Chorus
Tyrone Landau Chorus
Denise Lansell Chorus
Mary Lawrey Chorus
Craig MacDonald Chorus
Leigh Metcalfe Chorus
Geoff Newmann Chorus
Bette Opitz Chorus
Katherine Paterson Chorus
Barry Patterson Chorus
Jacques Offenbach Composer
Kenneth Rowell Designer
John Copley Director
Ken Mackenzie-Forbes Executive Producer
Nick Schlieper Lighting Designer
Gregory Flood Music Adaptor
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information New production sung in English
Data Source
Source Description
Australian Theatre Record December 1987
Programme Mark Gogoll
Event Identifier 1360