Written in 1718 for the Duke of Chandos’ private theater, Acis and Galatea tells the story of the love between the shepherd Acis and the nymph Galatea and how it vexed the cyclops Polyphemus, who also loved Galatea. Despite its modest means, this short English-language masque or opera, with its exquisite rendering of the pastoral world and its flow of inspired melody and characterizations, was one of Handel’s most successful works for stage. And, not surprisingly, it remained the most popular of his works throughout the 18th century.
ACIS & GALATEA (concert version)
A Pastoral Opera by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Regular 35 $ / Senior 30 $ / 30 and Younger 18 $
Tickets on sale at the door or online using Brown Paper Tickets.
Salle de concert du Conservatoire
4750 Avenue Henri Julien
Montréal, QC H2T 2C8