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Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo (Los Altos)

May 28, 2017
3:00 pm
Los Altos Lutheran Church

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. This is one of four performances of Aci, all in different Bay Area venues. Please check our website for details. The performers are Sara Hagenbuch (Aci), Ellen Presley (Galatea), Ben Brady (Polifemo), Katie Nix (Stage direction), Jonathan Salzedo (music director), The Albany Consort (orchestra). About the show: 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.

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Los Altos Lutheran Church

460 S El Monte Ave, Los Altos, CA
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