2015 Acis and Galatea

BEMF Opera | 2015 Chamber Opera Series

Handel’s Acis and Galatea

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 8PM
Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 3PM
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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!


Critical Acclaim

“The music-making was first rate.”

—The Boston Globe

“An elegant rendition of one of Handel’s best-loved works.”

—Boston Musical Intelligencer


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



Aaron Sheehan, Acis
Teresa Wakim, Galatea
Douglas Williams, Polyphemus
Jason McStoots, Damon
Mark Williams, Coridon
Melinda Sullivan, nymph

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble

Robert Mealy, Concertmaster