|Acis and Galatea|
|Acis and Galatea Synopsis|
|Acis and Galatea Libretto|
|Acis / Galatea / Polyphemus|
|Tenor / Soprano / Bass|
|Previous scene:||O ruddier than the cherry|
|Next scene:||Galatea dry the tears|
Aaron Sheehan (Acis), Teresa Wakim (Galatea), Douglas Williams (Polyphemus), and ensemble. Boston Early Music Festival, recorded November 28, 2009. Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Music Directors; Gilbert Blin, Stage Director; Anna Watkins, Costume Designer.
This production will be revived Thanksgiving weekend, 2015 in Boston. Learn more here:
Studio recording now available on CD!
Video by Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films
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!