Friday 24 June 2022 7:30PM

Dunedin Consort; John Butt director, harpsichord; Nicholas Mulroy tenor (as Acis); Rachel Redmond soprano (as Galatea); Anthony Gregory tenor (as Damon); Nicholas Scott tenor (as Coridon); Christopher Purves baritone (as Polyphemus)



This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Dunedin Consort
  • John Butt director, harpsichord
  • Nicholas Mulroy tenor (as Acis)
  • Rachel Redmond soprano (as Galatea)
  • Anthony Gregory tenor (as Damon)
  • Nicholas Scott tenor (as Coridon)
  • Christopher Purves baritone (as Polyphemus)

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.

  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Acis and Galatea HWV49 (original Cannons version)

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