Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2014

HANDEL: ACIS AND GALATEA

Brecon Baroque and Mid-Wales Opera

7.30pm, Friday 21 February, 2014
Fitzwilliam College Auditorium, Cambridge
Tickets:  £25.00,  £20.00,  £15.00,  £10.00
==SOLD OUT==
 
Following on from the success of their 2013 tour of Britten's wonderful comedy Albert Herring ("a highlight of my Britten centenary trawl to date" - Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph), Mid-Wales Opera, in partnership with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, perform one of the most famous pastoral operas, Handel's Acis and Galatea.
It is a musical masterpiece from one of the greatest composers of all time, with words by poet John Gay, best known for The Beggar's Opera. The opera tells a story from ancient mythology: Acis is the son of the spirit Pan, Galatea a nymph of the sea. They fall in love, only to be thwarted by the monstrous Cyclops, Polyphemus. In a jealous rage he murders Acis, leaving Galatea bereft. In her despair, she turns the blood of her dead lover into a river, forever flowing into the sea.
Mid-Wales Opera and co-production partners the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama are joined by members of Rachel Podger's group, Brecon Baroque, bringing a very special production of this beautiful and entrancing opera.

 

    Brecon Baroque
    leader Maggie Faultless
    director Nicholas Cleobury
    Maggie Faultless violin
    Julia Kuhn violin
    Alison McGillivray cello
    Kate Aldridge double bass
    Frances Norbury oboe, recorder
    Catherine Latham oboe
    Nicholas Cleobury keyboard
    Mid-Wales Opera
    conductor Nicholas Cleobury
    director Annilese Miskimmon
    Jane Harrington Galatea
    Oliver Mercer Acis
    Eamonn Mulhall Damon
    Matthew Stiff Polyphemus
    
    Chorus
    Caroline Kennedy
    Chloe Hinton
    Thomas Herford
    Andrew Mahon
    
    Nicky Shaw designer
    Declan Randall lighting designer
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All concert information is correct at 26 May 2014.

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