One of Handel's most treasured works (featuring the Irish Baroque Orchestra)
Acis and Galatea tells a pastoral tale of the love between Galatea and Acis.
Their joy and passion for each other is established through lyrical arias and joyous ensembles. But things become darker with the arrival of Polyphemus, who is determined to have Galatea for himself. Acis ignores warnings that love is a fleeting pleasure and ends up facing the wrath of Polyphemus.
With baroque specialist Peter Whelan as Music Director and accompanied by the dazzling Irish Baroque Orchestra, Acis and Galatea features Eamonn Mulhall and Susanna Fairbairn as the thwarted lovers with Edward Grint as Polyphemus and Andrew Gavin as Damon.
Handel’s glorious music is full of emotion, wit and soaring melodies. The enchanting choruses, touching arias, and comic moments in Acis and Galatea will enthrall and delight!
Sung in English, Acis and Galatea is directed by Tom Creed,