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The flocks shall leave the mountains

Opera details:

Opera title:

Acis and Galatea

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Acis and Galatea Synopsis

Libretto:

Acis and Galatea Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

Trio details:

Type:

trio

Role(s):

Acis / Galatea / Polyphemus

Voice(s):

Tenor / Soprano / Bass

Act:

1

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

Handel's Acis and Galatea: "The flocks shall leave the mountains"

Singer: Aaron Sheehan

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.

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Video by Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

23 - Trio

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

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

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

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

English Libretto or Translation:

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Full English translation Acis and Galatea