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The flocks shall leave the mountains

Opera details:

Opera title:

Acis and Galatea


Georg Handel




Acis and Galatea Synopsis


Acis and Galatea Libretto



Trio details:




Acis / Galatea / Polyphemus


Tenor / Soprano / Bass



Previous scene: O ruddier than the cherry
Next scene: Galatea dry the tears

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Singer(s): Sarah Fox Elin Manahan Thomas Danielle de Niese Ian Bostridge

Charles Hazlewood, Presenter & Conductor
Sir John Tomlinson, Bass
Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano
Nicholas Mulroy
Simon Wall
Stuart Young

Army of Generals
Choir of Westminster Abbey
Conductor - Charles Hazlewood

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23 - Trio

The flocks shall leave the mountains,
The woods the turtle dove,
The nymphs forsake the fountains,
Ere I forsake my love!

Torture! fury! rage! despair!
I cannot, cannot bear!

Not show'rs to larks so pleasing,
Nor sunshine to the bee,
Not sleep to toil so easing,
As these dear smiles to me.

Fly swift, thou massy ruin, fly!
Die, presumptuous Acis, die!

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