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Semele

Semele

Opera




Overview


Synopsis

Diving deep into the history of ancient mythology, Semele explores the clashing of gods and mortals, the folly of vanity, and the fatal consequences of forbidden passion. The opera tells the cautionary tale of the delectable Semele and the god Jupiter, who tempt fate with a dangerously imprudent love affair. Semele, a girl with ambitions, craves immortality. She also has a terrifying secret: she is pregnant with Jupiter's child. After Jupiter carries Semele off to enjoy "endless pleasure, endless love," his wife, Juno, plots a fiery finish to the affair.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Countertenor



Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
medium
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, late teen, early teen, elderly characters

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