Acis and Galatea at Opera Holland Park. July 19 – August 2

Acis and Galatea at Opera Holland Park. July 19 – August 2
Type: Sport Event
Location: Kensington & Chelsea
Event Venue:

Opera Holland Park

Starting Date and Time: July 9, 2024 7:30 pm
Registration Deadline: June 2, 2024 12:00 pm
Event Organisers: Opera Holland Park
Phone Number: +443009991000

Composed in 1718 for private performance in the gardens of the Duke of Chandos’s palace, and based on an episode in Ovid’s, Metamorphoses, Handel’s tragicomic serenata is a miniature masterpiece of love, loss and transformation. Birdsong and murmuring waters weave through the music as the sea nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis celebrate their mutual love, enraging the lustful cyclops, Polyphemus. When Polyphemus attacks Acis, the shepherd is transformed into a natural spring, forever at one with the idyllic landscape and the tears of his beloved nymph.

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