Handel Acis & Galatea: London

23 June 2018 7.30pm Wigmore Hall Tickets: £15 - £50(Booking Fees Apply)

Handel’s pastoral opera is a tale of tragedy, eternal love and liberation, telling the story of the mortal Acis, the goddess Galatea and their love doomed by the cyclops Polyphemus. It was the first full-scale work that Handel set to an English language text and he would only have had a small number of singers and musicians at his disposal.

Harry Christophers will stay true to the opera’s premiere performance in 1718, using a small group of singers and instrumentalists.

Performers

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor
Soloists:
Grace Davidson Galatea
Mark Dobell Damon
Jeremy Budd Acis
Simon Berridge Coridon
Stuart Young Polyphemus

Programme

Handel Acis & Galatea

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