Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène is a hit with FOQ audience

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Dominic Veilleux (Agamemnon), David Turcotte (Calchas), Maude Côté-Gendron (Hélène), pianist Bryce Lansdell, Mathieu Abel (Pâris), Charlotte Gagnon (Oreste) and Richard-Nicolas Villeneuve (Ménélas) take a bow at the end of their performance of La Belle Hélène.

The Festival d’Opéra de Québec (FOQ) teamed up again this year with Jeunesses Musicales Canada to present Jacques Offenbach’s comic operetta La Belle Hélène at the Théâtre La Bordée. French and English surtitles helped the audience keep track of the complicated plot.