Acis and Galatea

A touring production presented by
New Sussex Opera Chorus

A double first for NSO – our first opera by Handel
and also our first using period instruments.

George Frideric Handel

A masque or pastoral opera
English text by John Gay

May / June 2022
Birley Centre, Eastbourne
All Saints Centre, Lewes
The Old Market, Hove

Acis – Alex Akhurst
Galatea – Katherine MacRae

Polyphemus – Andrew Robinson
Damon – Olivia Hemmings

May King – Harry Heaven
May Queen – Kiera Smitheram
Demons – Mima Byrne, Kiera Smitheram
Nymphs – Rebekah Edwards, Helen Mitchell

New Sussex Opera Chorus
New Sussex Opera Baroque Ensemble
Conductor – Nicholas Houghton
Director – David Foster
Lighting – Jason Ahn
Choreographer – Kitty Needham