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2011 CHAMBER OPERA TOUR

Handel's Acis and Galatea

SPRING 2011 TOUR DATES
March 25- Seattle, WA
March 27- Vancouver, BC
April 1- Kansas City, MO
April 3- New York, NY

2011 FESTIVAL ENCORE
June 18- Boston, MA
June 26-27- Great Barrington, MA

Sheehan
Wakim
McStoots
Williams
Wilder
Sheehan
Wakim
McStoots
Williams
Wilder

BEMF presents the original 1718 chamber version of Handel’s beloved pastoral opera Acis and Galatea. The story depicts the love affair between the nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis, who must endure a long separation. When they are finally reunited, their happiness is dashed by the jealous monster Polyphemus, who is in love with Galatea and kills Acis. As Galatea laments the loss of her lover, she uses her divine powers to transform Acis into an everlasting fountain.

The production will be led by musical directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, stage director Gilbert Blin, and costume designer Anna Watkins.Tenor Aaron Sheehan and soprano Teresa Wakim will appear in the title roles, accompanied by the three-time Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble.

O'Dette Stubbs Blin Watkins Sullivan
O'Dette Stubbs Blin Watkins Sullivan

Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Robert Mealy, Orchestra Leader
Kathleen Fay, Executive Producer
Darren Brannon, Associate Producer
Melinda Sullivan, Assistant to the Stage Director

Aaron Sheehan, Acis
Teresa Wakim, Galatea
Jason McStoots, Damon
Douglas Williams, Polyphemus
Zachary Wilder, Coridon