Boston Early Music Festival
November 28, 2009
Boston Early Music Festival presents Handel's Acis and Galatea - The chamber version of 1718 Aaron Sheehan, Acis Amanda Forsythe, Galatea Jason McStoots, Damon Douglas Williams, Polyphemus Zachary Wilder, Coridon Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors Gilbert Blin, Stage Director Anna Watkins, Costume Designer Proclaimed “the highlight of local opera presentations,” the Boston Early Music Festival’s stunning period productions of Baroque operas have become a must-see event for opera lovers from around the world. In its second annual Chamber Opera Series, BEMF presents the original 1718 chamber version of Handel’s lovely pastoral opera Acis and Galatea, led by musical directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, stage director Gilbert Blin, and costume designer Anna Watkins. The story depicts the love affair between the nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis, who must endure a long separation. Tenor Aaron Sheehan and soprano Amanda Forsythe will appear in the title roles, accompanied by the three-time Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble.