Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo | University of Oxford

Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

Speaker
Conductor: Anhad Arora
Event date
Event time
20:30
Venue
Chapel
New College
Oxford
OX1 3BN
Event type
Drama
Event cost
£12/£6 concession
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

The mythological narrative of Acis and Galatea was a subject of continual fascination for Handel. Extant sources attest to at least three distinct renditions, including the contemporary favourite, Acis and Galatea, which had its London premiere in 1718. A consequence of the lasting popularity of the London version is that Handel’s other settings have been consigned to obscurity. New Chamber Opera attempts to correct this imbalance. For one night only, we will give a concert performance of his 1708 setting, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, in the tranquil environs of the chapel of New College.