Handel: Acis and Galatea
Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Program: Handel: Acis and Galatea - Known as the greatest pastoral opera, Acis and Galatea was composed by Handel in 1718. He created many versions of the work, transforming it from an English masque, to a bilingual Italian and English serenata, and finally to the English language two-act opera that is most commonly performed today.
The opera, with a libretto by John Gay, with Alexander Pope and John Hughes, is based on Ovid's Metamorphoses (Book XIII). Acis and Galatea was the Handel opera most performed during his lifetime. It tells of the love between Acis, an Arcadian shepherd, and Galatea, a nymph, and the mortal jealousy of Polyphemus, a giant.
Post-concert event: A private, post-concert talk back with Patrick Dupre Quigley and/ or some of the artists is being offered for FAN members and guests.
Cost: $34 each (2 tickets per household). Purchase tickets online at www.seraphicfire.org/performances/tickets. Use discount code: FAN20, or contact Melinda DeDominics at 305-692-0270.
Parking: Plenty of parking is available in the Church parking lots
RSVP to FAN hosts Betty Fleming or Tappy Lyn