Nationwide Tour 25 March - 13 April 2017
A ten venue nationwide tour of Handel's pastoral tale Acis & Galatea with Music Director Peter Whelan and director Tom Creed and featuring the Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Written in 1717, one of Handel’s most treasured works, Acis and Galatea is a high point of baroque repertoire. It tells a pastoral tale of the love between Galatea and Acis. Their joy and passion for each other is established through lyrical arias and joyous ensembles. But things become darker with the arrival of Polyphemus, who is determined to have Galatea for himself. Acis ignores the warnings that love is a fleeting pleasure and ends up facing the wrath of Polyphemus.
With renowned baroque specialist Peter Whelan as Music Director, Acis and Galatea is accompanied by the dazzling Irish Baroque Orchestra and features tenor Eamonn Mulhall and soprano Susanna Fairbairn as the thwarted lovers with bass baritone Edward Grint as Polyphemus and tenor Andrew Gavin as Damon.
Handel’s glorious music – full of emotion, wit and soaring melodies is both elegant and exciting and the enchanting choruses, touching arias, and comic moments in Acis and Galatea will enthrall and delight.
Sung in English, Acis and Galatea is directed by Tom Creed, with stage design by Paul O’Mahony, lighting design by Aedín Cosgrove and costume design by Catherine Fay.
The performance on Wed 29th March is a concert performance in St. Brendan’s Church, Bantry and is produced in association with West Cork Music.
|Saturday 25 March||Wexford National Opera House||Book Tickets|
|Monday 27 March||Kilkenny Watergate Theatre||Book Tickets|
|Wed 29 March CONCERT PERFORMANCE||Bantry St. Brendan's Church||Book Tickets|
|Sat 1 April||Tralee Siamsa Tire||Book Tickets|
|Mon 3 April||Waterford Theatre Royal||Book Tickets|
|Wed 5 April||Dun Laoghaire Pavilion Theatre||Book Tickets|
|Friday 7 April||Limerick Lime Tree Theatre||Book Tickets|
|Sunday 9 April||Dundalk An Táin Arts Centre||Book Tickets|
|Tuesday 11 April||Dublin O'Reilly Theatre||Book Tickets|
|Thurs 13 April||Navan Solstice Arts Centre||Book Tickets|
|Damon/Chorus Tenor 1||Andrew Gavin|
|Chorus Soprano||Sinead O'Kelly|
|Chorus Tenor||Peter O'Reilly|
|Chorus Tenor||Fearghal Curtis|
|Chorus Bass||Cormac Lawlor|
|Lighting Designer||Aedín Cosgrove|
|Costume Designer||Catherine Fay|