A nymph, a shepherd, and a cyclops.
And you thought your love life was complicated.

Charming and deceptively sweet, this two-hour English pastorale tells of a demigod in love with a mortal— and what happens when another demigod gets jealous.

Using a libretto by John Gay, composer of The Beggar's Opera, Handel wove some of his most beautiful melodies into the story of Galatea, her beloved Acis, and the sinister Polyphemus.

Join Madison Opera for our first-ever Handel opera, in a new production in the intimate Playhouse at Overture Center— the perfect venue for an opera originally performed on the terrace of the Earl of Carnarvon's home (now the setting for the critically-acclaimed TV series Downton Abbey).

Cast

Galatea
Angela Mortellaro


Acis
Daniel Shirley

Damon
J. Adam Shelton


Polyphemus
Jeffrey Beruan
Ensemble
John Arnold

Ensemble
Jennifer DeMain

Ensemble
Jeni Houser


Ensemble
Josh Sanders
Ensemble
Jessica Lee Timman



Dancers


 

 

Production

Conductor: John DeMain

Director: David Lefkowich

Sung in English with projected text

Run time: approx. 2 hours, including one intermission


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