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DIT Operatic Society presents Handel's Acis and Galatea

Posted: 12 June, 2018

The DIT Operatic Society will make their debut next in a production of Handel's Acis and Galatea with two performances taking place on the 13th and 14th of June in Gleeson Hall in DIT Kevin Street at 7.30pm

The pastoral tale follows the love between Galatea, a sea-nymph and Acis, a mortal, through a feast of Baroque music. 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. It tells of the love between Acis, an Arcadian shepherd, and Galatea, a nymph, and the mortal jealousy of Polyphemus, a giant. 

Performers

Oisín Ó Dálaigh | Acis
Melissa Murphy | Galatea
Fionn Ó hAlmhain | Polypheme
Sam Earlwood | Damon
Maria Matthews | Ensemble
Sorcha Ní Neill | Ensemble
Keith Kearns | Ensemble

Musical Director | Grace Bergin
Director | Elyn Friedrichs

Tickets can be purchased on Event Brite and more information is available from the DIT Operative Society page on Facebook