Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo by G.F. Handel
Black Box Baroque and Albany Consort combine forces for our third Handel production together. This dramatic cantata features daring, experimental sound colors from early in Handel's output (1708), and extraordinary vocal writing for bass-baritone, pants-role soprano, and mezzo-soprano.
Aci: Sara Hagenbuch
Galatea: Ellen Presley
Polifemo: Ben Brady
Stage director: Katie Nix
Music director: Jonathan Salzedo
Orchestra: The Albany Consort
Presented in a gala performance with additional chamber music. This is one of four performances of Aci, all in different Bay Area venues. Please check our website for details (on the right side of the page).
Acis and the sea-nymph Galatea are deeply in love, but the violently jealous cyclops Polyphemus murders Acis. Galatea's true devotion turns Acis into an immortal river spirit. This is the Italian precursor to Handel's beloved English oratorio Acis and Galatea.
Los Altos Lutheran (View)
460 S El Monte Ave
Los Altos, CA 94022