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Acis and Galatea 2022Dunedin Consort

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The run of five performances starts in Perth, before moving on to Edinburgh, London (Wigmore Hall), the Stour Music festival and finally Market Harborough (Nevill Holt Opera).

The original, extremely intimate, 1718 version is used - prepared for performance at Cannons, the Duke of Chandos' charming country seat at Edgware.

The principals are largely familiar and welcome.  However it is some time since Christopher Parves has appeared in Scotland.  His recent recordings include a superb exploration of the baroque period - arias for 'base' voice, taking his voice much deeper than it ever went in his Scottish Opera days.

Performance Cast

Galatea a nymph

Rachel Redmond

Acis a shepherd

Nicholas Mulroy

Polyphemus a giant

Christopher Purves

Damon a shepherd, friend of Acis

Anthony Gregory


Nicholas Scott

Performance DatesAcis and Galatea 2022

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Perth Concert Hall | Perth

22 Jun, 19.30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

23 Jun, 19.30

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