event · Today Through September 28


Semele is engaged to a prince, but she’s really in love with the king of the gods, Jupiter. This forbidden passion between mortal and immortal brings them endless pleasure and endless love… until his wife, the goddess Juno, plots a fiery finish to their hot affair.

Handel’s glorious music and story of unbridled love, jealousy, and revenge get an energetic makeover in this new co-production from director James Darrah (Breaking the Waves) and a stellar cast led by soprano Amanda Forsythe as Semele, mezzo Daniela Mack (Carmen) as Juno and Ino, and tenor Alek Shrader as Jupiter.  


  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 US