Acis and Galatea (Royal Opera House)
  • Acis and Galatea (Royal Opera House)
  • Acis and Galatea (Royal Opera House)

Acis and Galatea (Royal Opera House)

Director: Jonathan Haswell, Wayne McGregor

Cast: Danielle De Nises, Lauren Cuthbertson

     
 

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Wayne McGregor produced, directed and choreographed this 2009 version of Frideric Handel 's 1718 opera Acis and Galatea at London's Royal Opera House. It combines the ensembles of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet onstage, with accompaniment by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Galatea is sung by soprano Danielle de Niese and danced by LaurenSee more details below

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Wayne McGregor produced, directed and choreographed this 2009 version of Frideric Handel 's 1718 opera Acis and Galatea at London's Royal Opera House. It combines the ensembles of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet onstage, with accompaniment by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Galatea is sung by soprano Danielle de Niese and danced by Lauren Cuthbertson; Acis is sung by tenor Charles Workman and danced by Edward Watson; and Damon is sung by Paul Agnew and danced by Steven McRae and Melissa Hamilton. Christopher Hogwood conducts, with Stephen Westrop serving as chorus master of The Royal Opera Extra Chorus.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2010
UPC:
0809478010258
Original Release:
2009
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
50,234

Special Features

Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery; Staging acts and Galatea

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Acis and Galatea
1. Sinfonia [3:40]
2. Chorus/O the Pleasure of the Plains! [5:32]
3. Recitative/Ye Verdant Plains [:50]
4. Air/Hush, Ye Pretty Warbling Choir [6:19]
5. Air/Where Shall I Seek the Charming Fair? [3:55]
6. Recitative/Stay, Shepherd, Stay [:20]
7. Air/Shepherd, What Art Thou Pursuing? [4:16]
8. Recitative/Lo! Here My Love! [:17]
9. Air/Love In Her Eyes Sits Playing [6:02]
10. Recitative/O Didst Thou Know the Pains [:15]
11. Air/As When the Dove Laments Her Love [6:25]
12. Duet/Happy We [2:49]
13. Chorus/Wretched Lovers [4:34]
14. Recitative/I Rage, I Melt, I Burn [1:19]
15. Air/O Ruddier Than the Cherry! [3:04]
16. Recitative/Whither, Fairest [:57]
17. Air/Cease to Beauty to Be Suing [5:29]
18. Air/Would You Gain the Tender Creature? [5:04]
19. Recitative/His Hideous Love [:20]
20. Air/Love Sounds the Alarm [4:57]
21. Air/Consider, Fond Shepherd [7:35]
22. Recitative/Cease, O Cease [:28]
23. Trio/The Flocks Shall Leave the Mountains [2:25]
24. Recitative/Help, Galatea [1:13]
25. Chorus/Mourn, All Ye Muses [4:08]
26. Solo & Chorus/Must I My Acis Still Bemoan? [4:25]
27. Recitative/Tis Done [:24]
28. Air/Heart, the Seat of Soft Delight [4:25]
29. Chorus/Galatea, Dry Thy Tears [3:02]
30. Curtain Calls and Credits [4:08]

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