Irreverent slice of classical mythology - sensual and satirical, hilarious and heart-warming. The god Jupiter is captivated by Semele's intoxicating beauty in a dramatic love story of the divine and the mortal. It cannot last, and Semele suffers the consequences. New production.


Rosemary Joshua (Sophie), John Mark Ainsley (Jupiter/Apollo), Sarah Connolly (Ino), Susan Bickley (Juno), Janis Kelly (Iris), Stephen Wallace (Athamas)


Music: Handel
Lyrics: Congreve
Book by: Ovid
Company: English National Opera (ENO)
Director: Robert Carsen
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Design: Patrick Kinmouth
Lighting: Jean Kalman
Choreographer: Philippe Giraudeaux
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Semele (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01291021294. Details of all Semele archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2083

Archive Listings

19 Apr 99
28 May 99
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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