Proclaimed “the highlight of local opera presentations,” the Boston Early Music Festival’s stunning period productions of Baroque operas have become a must-see event for opera lovers from around the world. Pacific Musicworks presents BEMF’s production of the original 1718 chamber version of Handel’s beloved pastoral opera Acis and Galatea, led by musical directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, stage director Gilbert Blin, and costume designer Anna Watkins.
The story depicts the love affair between the nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis, who must endure a long separation. When they are finally reunited, their happiness is dashed by the jealous monster Polyphemus, who is in love with Galatea and kills Acis. As Galatea laments the loss of her lover, she uses her divine powers to transform Acis into an everlasting fountain.
Tenor Aaron Sheehan and soprano Teresa Wakim will appear in the title roles, accompanied by the three-time Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble.
Fully staged Boston Early Music production presented by Pacific Musicworks as part of the American Handel Festival.
Venue: Town Hall,
Dates and time: March 25, 2011 8pm concert
Tickets: $50 General Admission/$25 Students;
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Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors, Gilbert Blin, Stage Director?Anna Watkins, Costume Designer, Robert Mealy, Orchestra Leader?Kathleen Fay, Executive Producer?Darren Brannon, Associate Producer?Melinda Sullivan, Assistant to the Stage Director
Aaron Sheehan, Acis
Teresa Wakim, Galatea*
Jason McStoots, Damon
Douglas Williams, Polyphemus
Zachary Wilder, Coridon
SEE A VIDEO OF THIS PRODUCTION:
March 25, 2011 – 8:00pm