Acis and Galatea (Royal Opera House)

Overview

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. ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery; Staging acts and Galatea
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • UPC: 809478010258
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo / DTS
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 51,319

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danielle De Nises Galatea
Lauren Cuthbertson Galatea
Charles Workman Acis
Edward Watson Acis
Paul Agnew Damon
Steven McRae Damon
Melissa Hamilton Damon
Matthew Rose Polyphemus
Eric Underwood Polyphemus
Park Ji-Min Coridon
Paul Kay Coridon
Christopher Hogwood Conductor
Technical Credits
Jonathan Haswell Director
Wayne McGregor Director, Choreography
Laïlla Diallo Choreography
George Frideric Handel Score Composer
Roland Ott Executive Producer
James Whitbourn Producer
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Acis and Galatea
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      Stereo
      Digital Surround
   Chapters
   Extras
      Synopsis
      Cast Gallery
      Staging Acis and Galatea
   Set-Up
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