June 12, 2019


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From Greek mythology comes the story of Helen of Troy’s elopement with Paris, the dashing Prince of Troy. It’s the subject of an opera containing some of its composer’s best-loved melodies. Who wrote “La belle Helene”, which was a bit scandalous in 1860s Paris, with its “nudge-nudge, wink-wink” innuendos and suggestive lyrics?