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  • Acis and Galatea

Theatre, Stage & Film

Whether you're a scholar who is more than familiar with Ovid's Metamorphoses, or you're a newcomer to opera and mythology who is being introduced to the tale of Acis and Galatea, you will adore this performance at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire.

Handel's baroque masterpiece tells the mythological tale of the beautiful sea-nymph Galatea and her admirer, Acis, set to magical music. Their love, interrupted by Sicilian cyclops Polyphemus, means that the path to contentment never runs smooth, but the performance uses dramatic inference to ensure that tension is highlighted and made all the more arresting.

This production of the tale boasts an incredible cast and crew. Tom Creed directs, while the Irish Baroque Orchestra weaves beautiful, soaring melodies. Accompanied by the singular voices of Eamonn Mulhall, Susanna Fairbairn, and Edward Grint, this rendition of Acis and Galatea promises to be a music-lovers dream.



Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire






  • Wed, 5 April 2017 19:30 - 21:30