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Acis & Galatea George Frideric Handel

THE EARLY OPERA COMPANY PRESENTS Acis and Galatea – A semi-staged concert

September 18
Holy Trinity Church Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LW
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Iford Arts is truly delighted to welcome back Christian Curnyn and the familiar virtuosi of Early Opera Company for Handel’s 1718 pastoral serenata Acis and Galatea. The cast for this staged concert performance includes several Iford favourites: Anna Dennis as Galatea, Nick Pritchard as Acis, Jorge Navarro Colorado as Damon and Edward Grint as the brutish giant Polyphemus. The music is always accessible, infectious and affecting. It features one of Handel’s most breathtaking musical moments as he depicts a transcendent and mystical process: as Acis dies he is transformed, through Galatea’s love, into a bubbling spring, and returns to the natural world. We are thrilled to present the performance in Holy Trinity Church, by the river, in the heart of Bradford on Avon. Built in the 12th century, it has recently undergone a £2million transformation and we are excited to be able to use it for this unique occasion. The performance will celebrate our Founding Creative Director, Judy Eglington and her extraordinary achievements over the past twenty five years. Book early. We anticipate high demand for this event.

 ‘Find anything happening in period opera in the UK and Curnyn will be involved, whether it’s conducting at the Wanamaker, ROH or ENO, recording Handel or directing his own projects’ Alexandra Coghlan

Christian Curnyn
Early Opera Company Ensemble


Nick Pritchard
Anna Dennis
Jorge Navarro Colorado
Edward Grint
David de Winter:
Chorus Tenor


£59 – £79
£29 Restricted view seats 

Under 18s go free enquire at Box Office

Performance starts: 7pm


General Booking from 19 April 2021 at 10am

Information on Priority Booking