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Acis and Galatea 2009Edinburgh International Festival

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Handel's wonderful masque, full of fresh melodies, was here presented, in concert, in an unusual version as adapted by Mendelssohn. Nothing particularly shocking in its treatment - after all, we are used to Messiah as re-orchestrated by various hands including Mozart, various Victorians and Eugene Goossens (under the influence of Beecham) - all generally swept away by the drive for authenticity. Mendelssohn's version seems entirely valid, and this performance was a worthwhile experiment. A pity that the original is so rarely heard in Scotland.

Performance Cast

Acis a shepherd

Christoph Prégardien

Galatea a nymph

Dominique Labelle

Damon a shepherd, friend of Acis

Michael Slattery

Polyphemus a giant

Wolf Matthias Friedrich

Performance DatesAcis and Galatea 2009

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

30 Aug, 20.00

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