Handel Acis and Galatea

Handel’s Acis & Galatea is a pastoral opera and a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Staying true to the premiere in 1718, we will use a small selection of singers and instrumentalists from The Sixteen in this intimate concert performance.

‘Christophers uses stylish Handelians and “consort” singers who blend to perfection in this intimate “chamber” performance.’ The Sunday Times


Selected instrumentalists from the Orchestra of The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor
Grace Davidson Galatea
Jeremy Budd Acis
Mark Dobell Damon
Simon Berridge Coridon
Stuart Young Polyphemus


Handel Acis & Galatea

Concert performance featuring five singers and nine instrumentalists

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Handel Acis and Galatea