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Acis & Galatea

19 Oct 2007
Singapore Art Museum

Acis and Galatea is a "pastoral opera" or masque composed by George Frideric Handel.

Galatea, a semi-divine nymph, is in love with the shepherd Acis, who is friend with Damon, another shepherd. Along comes a monstrous giant, Polyphemus, who falls in love with Galatea. Galatea rejects Polyphemus, as she loves Acis. Polyphemus, in anger, kills Acis. Galatea is distraught, but her attendants remind her that she is divine, so she turns Acis into a fountain, making him immortal.

Soloists (double cast):
Galatea -soprano: Sabrina Zuber (Italy )/Florence Coullet (France)
Acis -tenor: François Cornu (France)/Alan Lau (Singapore)
Polypheme- bass: Daniel Ho (Singapore)
Damon –tenor : Quan Hui Lai (Singapore)

Chorus: Opera Studio Vocal Ensemble
Guest chorus: Ab Oriente

Music Direction: Peter Staed

Musicians: Opera Studio Chamber Ensemble

Produced by Operastudio

Image courtesy of Anne Valluy
Image courtesy of Anne Valluy
Image courtesy of Anne Valluy