Extract of my review for Bachtrack:

Handel – in Dublin at least – is practically synonymous with Messiah, probably also because this is the place where the oratorio was first performed. So you’d be forgiven for not associating immediately his name with opera. No bigger mistake. Not only Handel was mainly an opera composer, but Acis and Galatea is considered by many the highest form of pastoral operaOpera Theatre Company production of the 1718 work was outstanding. The endless joys of Handel’s sublime music were matched by stunning performances both by the Irish Baroque Orchestra conducted by Peter Whelan and by the singers

Acis & Galatea
Fearghal Curtis, Eamonn Mulhall (Acis) & Andrew Gavin in Opera Theatre Company’s production of Handel’s Acis & Galatea. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

 

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