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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.


  • Handel

    Acis & Galatea

Venue details

West Green House Opera

West Green House Thackham's Ln Hook RG27 8JB

Box Office: 01252 848676

West Green House, the Opera Garden, offers audiences a blissful combination of music, food, drink and elegance, set in the stunning gardens.

Meet the performers

Alexandra Kidgell


Meet the performers

Alexandra Kidgell


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