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Acis and Galatea

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Marking the 250th anniversary of Handel's death, this 2009 production of the opera Acis and Galatea brings together the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet directed by Wayne McGregor, the Royal Ballet's resident choreographer. Australian-born American soprano Danielle de Niese sings the role of Galatea in her Royal Opera debut, American tenor Charles Workman sings the role of Acis and British bass Matthew Rose is the giant Polyphemus. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is conducted by the period instrument pioneer Christopher Hogwood.

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