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BEMF Chamber Opera Series: Handel's Acis and Galatea

Saturday, November 28 at 8pm
Sunday, November 29 at 3pm

New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

Presented to packed houses in Boston and throughout North America, BEMF is reprising its magnificent production of the original 1718 chamber version of Handel’s cherished pastoral opera Acis and Galatea. GRAMMY Award–winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and renowned Stage Director Gilbert Blin lead a stellar cast headlined by BEMF’s own GRAMMY Award–winning tenor Aaron Sheehan as Acis. Whether seeing it again or for the very first time, this is an extraordinary event you won’t want to miss!

Pre-Opera Talk one hour prior to each performance.

Sheehan and Wakim





Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer & Supervisor
Lenore Doxsee,
Lighting Designer
Robert Mealy,
Melinda Sullivan,
Assistant to the Stage Director

BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Aaron Sheehan, Acis
Teresa Wakim,
Douglas Williams,
Jason McStoots,
Mark Williams,

Melinda Sullivan, nymph


"Oh, the pleasure of the plains!" from BEMF's original 2009 production of Handel's Acis and Galatea.

"The flocks shall leave the mountains" from BEMF's original 2009 production of Handel's Acis and Galatea.

Behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for BEMF's original presentation of Handel's Acis and Galatea in November, 2009.

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“Richly staged…musically impeccable.”
—The Boston Globe

“An inventive production.”
—The New York Times

“The small cast and orchestra created a wonderful evocation of the early 18th-century and performed with remarkable elegance.”
—Vancouver Sun

“A brilliant tour de force,”
Berkshire Review

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Production photos from the 2015 revival of Handel's Acis and Galatea.Paul O'Dette & Stephen Subbs, Musical...

Posted by Boston Early Music Festival on Saturday, November 28, 2015

2009 Production Photos (Credit: David Walker) | Click on any thumbnail for the full image

Aaron Sheehan and Teresa Wakim

Teresa Wakim and Aaron Sheehan

Zachary Wilder, Melinda Sullivan, and Jason McStoots

Aaron Sheehan

Teresa Wakim and Douglas Williams

Teresa Wakim

Teresa Wakim and Aaron Sheehan


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