this production was impeccable... the idea was at one with the production and the music - joyous and healthy. Irish Times
both witty and apt... with vivacious style and splendid singing Opera Magazine
Love, lust and revenge reign in Acis & Galatea. Beautiful goddess Galatea is blissfully happy with her handsome lover Acis, unfortunately for her the brutal giant Polyphemus has his eye fixed firmly on her. He is determined to destroy their idyllic romance and win her for himself.
After a successful tour in June, Acis & Galatea was performed as part of a double bill "Opera at the Castle" in July 2009 with Mozart's Bastien & Bastienne in a co-production with Blackstairs Opera.
|15 April||Dublin||Guinness Storehouse|
|13 June||Downpatrick||Down Arts Centre|
|16 June||Derry||The Playhouse|
|17 June||Omagh||Strule Arts Centre|
|19 June||Belfast||Baby Grand @ Grand Opera House|
|20 June||Newry||Newry Arts Centre|
|3 July||Kilkenny||Kilkenny Castle|
|4 July||Kilkenny||Kilkenny Castle|
"this production was impeccable... the idea was at one with the production and the music - joyous and healthy."
"both witty and apt... with vivacious style and splendid singing"
"Dean Power proved an outstanding Acis, a charming swain who sang his music with notable assurance, while Nicola Mulligan was an equally fine singing-actor as Galatea: "
"Opera Theatre Company (OTC), the country's biggest supporter of Handel operas and also a leading exponent of site-specific locations - brought both these elements together for a delightful production of Acis & Galatea."
"exquisitely sung Galatea captured the changing moods of her role to perfection. "
"Also more than equal to the task was exciting young tenor Dean Power (Acis), who displayed convincing acting ability "
|Mezzo Soprano||Christina Whyte|
|Lighting Designer||Kevin Teacy|