Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo

Semi-staged with orchestra at multiple Bay Area venues.

May 21, 2017 at 7:30pm. Christian Science Organization, 2601 Durant Ave, Berkeley

May 27, 2017 at 7:30pm. Foothill Presbyterian Church, 5301 McKee Rd, San Jose

May 28, 2017 at 3:00pm. Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S El Monte Ave, Los Altos

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About Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo

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 the Italian precursor to Handel's beloved English oratorio Acis and Galatea.

Black Box Baroque presents our fourth show, following our thrilling Handel trilogy based on Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso. 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.