Acis and Galatea

Opera

Writers: George Frederic Handel

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
3
Genres
Drama
Cast Size
small
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, late teen, mature adult characters

Synopsis

The nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis are in love. The shepherd, Damon, advises them both. Meanwhile, the monster Polyphemus is jealous and threatens Acis, while Coridon, another shepherd, advises him against violence. Polyphemus, however, crushes Acis with a massive stone. In response the half-divince Galatea uses her powers to turn him into a fountain.

Lead Characters