Paride ed Elena

Christoph Willibald Gluck

February 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
February 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
Huntington Avenue Theatre

Paride ed Elena (Paris and Helen)

Boston Premiere

By Christoph Willibald Gluck

Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi

Fully staged, Performed in Italian with English supertitles


In ancient Greece, Paris sought the love of the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen. Their elopement to Troy resulted in the Trojan War, a tale that has inspired countless artists. Paride ed Elena tells the story of their first meeting to their flight from Sparta and centers on three characters: Paris, Helen, and Cupid who is instrumental in persuading Helen to choose love over duty. But when the Gods intervene in the lives of mortals, can there be a happy ending? After the resounding success of Ezio in 2016, Odyssey Opera resurrects another of Gluck’s lost gems. Featuring a unique cast of all sopranos in this, the third of Gluck’s “reform” operas.

“This is proof that…opera can certainly flourish in Boston.”


Cast and Creative

Mireille AsselinMireille Asselin

Meghan LindsayMeghan Lindsay

Erica SchullerErica Schuller
Amore (Erasto)

Dana Lynne VargaDana Lynne Varga
Pallas Athene

Gil RoseGil Rose

Crystal ManichCrystal Manich


Photos and video by Kathy Wittman / Ball Square Films.