Friday 8 July, 7pm
Dunedin Consort: Acis and Galatea
Scotland’s leading Baroque ensemble and 2021 RPS Ensemble of the Year Award Winners the Dunedin Consort perform a concert version of Handel’s Acis and Galatea on period instruments with a cast of exceptional soloists, led by John Butt OBE.
Love, jealousy, tragedy and transfiguration — Acis & Galatea has it all. So it is no surprise that Handel’s ‘little opera’, as he called it, was his most popular stage work during his lifetime. It was his first major setting of a substantial English text and would become the prototype for the English oratorio, which earned Handel such fame in the latter part of his career. Performed by Dunedin Consort in the original ‘Cannons’ version with one-per-part choruses — which Gramophone called ‘utterly magical’ — Handel’s glorious music gleams anew.
John Butt director
Nicholas Mulroy Acis
Rachel Redmond Galatea
Christopher Purves Polyphemus
Anthony Gregory Damon
Nicholas Scott Corridon
Members enjoy priority booking for Nevill Holt Opera’s Summer Festival and other key events.
Priority Booking for our summer opera festival in August opens on the 4 March.
Public Booking opens at 10am on the 1 April.