La Belle Helene

High priest Calchas, played by John Taylor Ward (center), announces the arrival of Ajax A and Ajax B, played by Samuel Baker and Joel Mathias, Saturday, Aug. 17, during the Lakes Area Music Festival's production of "La Belle Helene (The Beautiful Helen of Troy)" at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

Lakes Area Music Festival musicians perform "La Belle Helene (The Beautiful Helen of Troy)" Saturday, Aug. 17, at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. The comedic Offenbach operetta tells the Greek myth of Helen's elopement with Paris. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

La Belle Helene Gallery

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