Opera in the Gardens: Acis and Galatea

Eboracum Baroque return to Wimpole Hall to present an exciting evening of 18th century musical entertainment! It will feature Handel’s beautiful opera, Acis and Galatea performed in the Rectory Gardens with soloists, chorus and period instrument ensemble. 

On arrival guests will be welcomed in the stable block with music and entertainment as would have been in an 18th century pleasure garden, the place to be in 18th century society! 

This pastoral opera from 1718 tells the story of the shepherd Acis, and his love for the nymph Galatea. The couple’s delight is interrupted by the jealous giant Polyphemus, who flies into a drunken rage, brutally beating Acis to death. The opera concludes with Galatea transforming Acis’s body into a beautiful stream, thus immortalising him in nature. Eboracum Baroque will perform with a small orchestra, soloists and chorus. Directed by Chris Parsons.

Tickets available via the National Trust website here

Galatea – Charlotte Bowden
Acis – Gareth Edmunds
Polyphemus – Jamie Woollard
Damon – Will Wright
Coridon – Naomi Sturges

Leader – Katarina Djordevic
Conductor – Chris Parsons

Wimpole Estate, Arrington
Saturday 4th July 2020
18.30 - 21.30
Howard Theatre, Cambridge
19.30 - 21.30
St Andrews Church, Wimpole
19.00 - 21.30
Great St Mary’s, Cambridge
19.00 - 21.30