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.
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