Galatea - Rachel Redmond
Acis - Nicholas Mulroy
Damon - Anthony Gregory
Corydon - Nicholas Scott
Polyphemus - Christopher Purves
John Butt, conductor
Handel’s Acis and Galatea is a miniature masterpiece. The tragic love story of Acis, loved by Galatea, killed by Polyphemus and turned into a fountain is at first sight mythical nonsense. But Handel delivers it with some of his very best arias and choruses. Numbers such as ‘love in her eyes sits playing’ and choruses like ‘wretched lovers’ are as good as anything he ever wrote. Not to be missed.
£24.50, £20.50, £15.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); students/Young Scot/Under 26 £6; 18 and unders go FREE (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)