Tickets available on the door
There is a large car park adjacent to the garden with level paths into the garden.
“Opera Angels” and West Green House Buggies will be on hand to assist anyone with mobility difficulties and to bring you and your picnics to the Lakeside for a beautiful evening of music and dining.
This performance includes a 70 min dining interval.
Handel’s pastoral opera – a tale of love, tragedy and liberation – tells of the eternal love between the mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea and how it is doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus.
Set on a lit stage on the lake at West Green, Handel’s music beautifully demonstrates the pain and love in such beautiful, dramatic choruses as ‘Wretched lovers!’ and the grief felt by Galatea in ‘Must I my Acis still bemoan’.
Five singers and nine instrumentalists without a conductor feature in this intimate concert, identical to the musical forces Handel used at its premiere in 1718.
Acis & Galatea