The Opera Hour – series 3/episode 8 (Helen and Paris)

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism
of various themes – politics, power, greed, the abominable,
magic, lust, comedy. Today: the myth of Helen and Paris,
how her beauty and his lust caused The Trojan War and a
whole lot of singing. We’ll be hearing from Eccles, Gluck
and Tippet; and Richard talks to the soprano Kat Beaty, who
is appearing in a new production of Offenbach’s La Belle
Helene, or The Beautiful Helen, with The Julian Light Opera
Society in West London.

Originally broadcast on 21st November 2013