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Acis and Galatea

Acis & Galatea 

by G.F Handel, libretto by John Gay (adapted in part by Debi Wong)

This production was officially under our new performance brand of Sound the Alarm:  Music Theatre.

September 15 + 16, 7:30pm & September 17, 1:30pm     

 The Annex Theatre:  823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC (behind the Orpheum Theatre)


$30 advance online,  via Brown Paper Tickets:  http://acisandgalatea.bpt.me.

$40 at the door

Student tickets available for 50% off.

General Seating will be in effect.


Vancouver Classical Music  and Opera Canada


Can you HANDEL our big GAY Opera?

This 18th century opera is set within a pastoral forest, where a peaceful community of nymphs sing how they are “Harmless, merry, free and GAY”.  The beautiful Galatea has been caught off guard by her new found love for another woman – Acis.  As this new romance has generated excitement and freedom between them, it must only be explored in the hidden depths of the forest where the ‘community’ is forced underground to avoid the pressures of social persecution.  It is only a matter of time before their peaceful harmony is disrupted by the cyclops Polyphemus, who yearns for Galatea. Upon her rejection, he kills Acis as an act of vengeful rage.  Alone, Galatea and her community mourn her loss and as an act of love, immortalize Acis by transforming her into a natural memorial.

Presented by

BC Living Arts/Sound the Alarm:Music/Theatre


re:Naissance Opera

Artistic Team:

Director, Co-Producer:  Alan Corbishley

Dramaturge, Co-Producer:  Debi Wong

Set Design, Technical Director:  Craig Alfredson

Lighting Designer:  Conor Moore

Guest Orchestra:  Ensemble Nylandia (Finland)


Acis:  Debi Wong

Galatea:  Rachel Fenlon

Polyphemus:  Peter Monaghan

Damon:  Marie Civitarese


Heather Molloy

CD Saint

William Liu

The production is supported in thanks by the following sponsors:

BC Living Arts is supported by:

re:Naissance is supported by:

Ensemble Nylandia is supported by:

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