Acis and Galatea – an Opera by Handel

Monday and Tuesday, May 1 & 2 2017,  7:30pm, Harkness Chapel (free admission).  After a 30-year hiatus, the CWRU Historical Performance program is proud to bring George Frederick Handel’s magnificent pastoral opera Acis and Galatea once again to Harkness Chapel. This mythical story of love, death and redemption between a shepherd, a sea nymph and a one-eyed giant (Cyclops) is masterfully brought to life by Handel’s musical imagination. Filled with catchy tunes and rich emotions, it is no wonder that this opera was the composer’s most successful and popular dramatic work. Our two-act semi-staged version of Acis and Galatea will be graced with baroque dances between the acts for a special evening of English entertainment.
Cast: Margaret Haigh (Galatea), Nathan Dougherty (Acis), Daniel Fridley (Polyphemus), and Merav Eldan (Damon)
CWRU Baroque Orchestra, Julie Andrijeski, Director
CWRU Baroque Dance Ensemble, Julie Andrijeski, Director
Early Music Singers, Elena Mullins, Director
with stage direction by Julie Andrijeski
Ross W. Duffin, Producer