Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oberlin Opera Theater presents Handel’s Acis and Galatea

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hall Auditorium
67 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Handel’s Acis and Galatea

Composed by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by John Gay
Directed by Jonathon Field
Conducted by Matilda Hofman
Performed by Oberlin Conservatory students in the Vocal Studies Division and the Oberlin Orchestra.

Love is in bloom in the pastoral countryside, as the shepherd Acis and the sea nymph Galatea profess their devotion to one another. But tragedy ensues when a jealous newcomer aims to crush the young romance in a fit of rage.

Handel's stirring adaptaion of the ancient Roman myth explores the ways in which we are transformed by loss—and how we cling to hope amid the pain.  

Tickets: $10 ($8 for students).
Call 800-371-0178 or purchase online or visit the Central Ticket Service box office in the Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Annex (67 N. Main St.) during business hours (noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday).

The opera is sung in English and presented in two acts with a total time of approximately two hours, including intermission. 


Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.

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Arts, Music, Performing Arts


Academic, Administrative, Conducting and Ensembles, Strings, Vocal Studies, Woodwinds Brass and Percussion, Concert Production, Conservatory of Music




$10 ($8 for students)



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Claude Lorrain landscape painting of the Roman myth "Acis and Galatea"

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