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Conducted by Harry Christophers, who was hailed as "The Handelian of the moment" by The Observer, Semele is a bold opera about an unsophisticated but ambitious maiden -- engaged to marry Athamas, but secretly in love with Jupiter, king of gods -- who journeys to the rarified realm of the gods for "endless pleasure, endless love" with her immortal beloved. But the jealous Juno, assisted by Iris, sets out to destroy her rival. Handel and Haydn Society's presentation of one of Handel's earliest operatic works highlights Semele's universal themes and sense of play. Elegant and expressive, this English-language production stars soprano Sarah Tynan as Semele, tenor Jeremy Budd as Jupiter and mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy as Juno, the goddess queen bent on teaching the interloper a lesson. Experience Semele at Boston Symphony Hall.