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Semele
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 20 February 2021 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 - 7:00 PM
Friday, 26 February 2021 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, 28 February 2021 - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Pittsburgh Opera
Ensemble: Pittsburgh Opera
Conductor: Antony Walker
Semele is a Baroque gem by master composer George Frideric Handel. It is timeless tale from Greek antiquity about the pitfalls of ambition, vanity, and making open-ended promises.

Princess Semele wants to live her best life. To her, that doesn’t mean marrying Athamas, a mere human prince. She has her eyes on a bigger prize, none other than Jupiter, King of the Gods, who she thinks will fulfill her in ways no mortal ever could.

Jupiter is a cad, who is all too happy to add Semele to his long list of human mistresses. His wife Juno is none too pleased, and hatches a sure-fire plan for revenge. Appearing as Semele’s sister Ino, Juno tricks Semele into making a fatal request.
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