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Comical love wars entangle the gods and youths of Ancient Greece in La Calisto, a sparkling light opera with all the raciness of a classic Carry On film.
Returning home from the Trojan War after an absence of 20 years, Ulysses has to confront his wife's suitors, who have taken over his home.
New production sung in English.
With glittering vocal showpieces and moving arias, Handel's slant on the perils of romantic love juxtaposes the heroic and the comic, the serious and the playful. A Persian Ruler's infatuation is triggered by the singing of his general's daughter. So instead of concentrating on his planned campaign against the Greeks, Xerxes prefers to focus on the sexual conquest of his brother's beloved - with unexpected results.
Sung in English Translation