GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL »Acis and Galatea«, HWV 49a Libretto von JOHN GAY, ALEXANDER POPE und JOHN HUGHES
Keri Fuge Galatea
Joshua Ellicott Acis
Benedikt Kristjánsson Damon
Andreas Wolf Polyphemus
Hans-Christoph Rademann Musikalische Leitung
Three is one too many - the classic love triangle in a nutshell. A slightly more detailed account of the plot of »Acis and Galatea« could be summarized as follows: The shepherd Acis and the nymph Galatea are in love. But the Cyclops Polyphemus desires the nymph. Envy and jealousy are followed by loss, only for love to prevail in the end. Four centuries after its premiere, Handel’s »little opera« (as he called it) remains one of the composer’s most frequently performed stage works. The orchestra and choir of the Gaechinger Cantorey under Hans-Christoph Rademann promise a spirited and atmospheric performance of Handel’s masterpiece.
A project of the International Bach Academy in cooperation with the Forum am Schlosspark and the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele.
For further information on the event and tickets visit: www.forum.ludwigsburg.de
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