GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Acis and Galatea
Hank Knox, conductor
Patrick Hansen, stage director
with McGill Baroque Orchestra and Cappella Antica
Pre-concert lecture one hour before each opera
To close the 2019-2020 season, Opera McGill joins forces with the McGill Baroque Orchestra and Cappella Antica to perform one of Handel’s most famous works for stage: Acis and Galatea. Often described as the pinnacle of pastoral opera in England, the work tells the story of the love of shepherd Acis for the Nymph Galatea, and of the cyclops Polyphemus’ jealousy-driven opposition to their love. Featuring poignant drama, but also a good amount of wit and self-parody, Acis and Galatea is sure to please!