Offer, Handel: Acis and Galatea
Lucy Crowe (Galatea), Allan Clayton (Acis), Benjamin Hulett (Damon), Jeremy Budd (Coridon) & Neal Davies (Polyphemus)
Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn
Curnyn has hit on a secret that eluded previous interpreters of this work: it was conceived specifically to showcase the beauty of the English language…Channelling Handel’s enthusiasm, Curnyn... — More…
Record Review16th June 2018Recording of the Week
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Handel: Acis and Galatea
- Early Opera Company Orchestra
- Christian Curnyn
- Lucy Crowe (soprano), Rowan Pierce (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Neal Davies (bass-baritone)
- Recorded: 14-17 November 2017
- Recording Venue: Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom
Act I: No. 1, Sinfonia
Act I: No. 2, Oh, the Pleasure of the Plains!
Act I: No. 3a, Ye Verdant Plains and Woody Mountains
Act I: No. 3b, Hush, Ye Pretty Warbling Choir!
Act I: No. 4, Where Shall I Seek the Charming Fair?
Act I: No. 5a, Stay, Shepherd, Stay!
Act I: No. 5b, Shepherd, What Art Thou Pursuing?
Act I: No. 6a, Lo! Here My Love, Turn, Galatea, Hither Turn Thy Eyes!
Act I: No. 6b, Love in Her Eyes Sits Playing
Act I: No. 7a, Oh, Didst Thou Know the Pains of Absent Love
Act I: No. 7b, As When the Dove
Act I: No. 8, Happy We!
Act II: No. 10, Wretched Lovers! Fate Has Past
Act II: No. 11, I Rage, I Melt, I Burn!
Act II: No. 12, O Ruddier Than the Cherry
Act II: No. 13, Whither, Fairest, Art Thou Running
Act II: No. 14, Cease to Beauty to be Suing
Act II: No. 15, Would You Gain the Tender Creature
Act II: No. 16a, His Hideous Love Provokes My Rage
Act II: No. 16b, Love Sounds th' Alarm
Act II: No. 17, Consider, Fond Shepherd
Act II: No. 18, Cease, Oh Cease, Thou Gentle Youth
Act II: No. 19, The Flocks Shall Leave the Mountains
Act II: No. 20, Help, Galatea! Help, Ye Parent Gods!
Act II: No. 21, Mourn, All Ye Muses! Weep, All Ye Swains!
Act II: No. 22, Must I My Acis Still Bemoan
Act II: No. 23a, 'Tis Done! Thus I Exert My Pow'r Divine
Act II: No. 23b, Heart, the Seat of Soft Delight
Act II: No. 24, Galatea, Dry Thy Tears