Le Concert d’Astrée

  • Saturday, October 26 at 7:30
In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the divine nymph Galatea loves Acis, who is killed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Distraught, Galatea turns her departed love into Sicily’s Acis River, immortalizing their story in the flowing of time. For this rare New York appearance, Emmanuelle Haïm leads her Baroque ensemble, Le Concert d’Astrée, in Handel’s infrequently heard Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, the Italian-language predecessor to his most renowned English opera, Acis and Galatea.

Le Concert d’Astrée

Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor

Lydia Teuscher, Aci (New York debut)

Delphine Galou, Galatea (U.S. debut)

Laurent Naouri, Polifemo

Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

In Italian with English supertitles

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
Adrienne Arsht Stage

“Magnificent deftness.” —New York Times on Le Concert d’Astrée

This performance is part of the Great Performers Chamber Orchestras series.

This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.

There is no late seating.

This performance is approximately two hours and 15 minutes, with intermission.

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