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Sleek. Sophisticated. Sensual: Semele. Read More >

Inspired by the glamour of 1950s haute couture, Robert Carsen’s staging of Handel’s ravishing opera is suffused with wit and wisdom.

Tenor Ian Bostridge returns to the Coliseum to make his role début as Jupiter in a strongly cast production.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 18/11/2004

Closing Night: 18/12/2004

Running time: 3 hours 15 minutes

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Cast & Creative


Carolyn Sampson as Semele, Ian Bostridge as Jupiter


Director - Original director: Robert Carsen, Revival director: John La Bouchardiere

Producer - ENO

Designer - Patrick Kinmouth

Choreographer - Philippe Giraudeau

Conductor - Laurence Cummings

Lighting Designer - Jean Kalman

Lyrics By - Congreve

About London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES

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