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Acis & Galatea :

a 'pay-what-you-think-it's-worth'

opera at Victoria Hall, Radstock

Sunday, 26th June 2016 at 7.30pm

with a pre-opera talk at 6.45pm




Handel's pastoral opera is given a contemporary setting, with a classic tale of true love and jealous desire - a pretty girl pursued by two suitors,  simple sheep farmer Acis and the local 'bully' Polyphemus, played out in a pub somewhere near you...


Performed by professional soloists and instrumentalists of Bath Consort, Acis & Galatea is undoubtedly a 'first' for Radstock, performed in the fine acoustic of Victoria Hall's upstairs studio, as part of the Somer Valley Opera weekend. Directed by Neil Kirkman (NODA Award winner for Bath Opera's Peter Grimes 2015), Musical Director Neil Moore, chorus Midsomer Choral Society joined by local singers, chorus-master Rupert Bevan.


See flyer for details of events.



Acis                      Christopher Pelmore (tenor)

Galatea                 Julia O'Connor (soprano)

Polyphemus          Niall Hoskin (baritone)

Damon (Sharon)   Nerissa Faulkner (soprano)



James Watts &

Vanessa Hammond   Oboes

Katalin Kertesz &

Lucy Hewson           Violins

Kathryn Drury          Cello

Matthew Spring       Theorbo

Jacquelyn Bevan      Harpsichord



Saturday, 25th June, 4-6pm at Victoria Hall

Singers' Masterclass with Saffron van Zwanenberg, Artistic Director of Jackdaws.

Free to observers. Participants £10 adults, £5 students. Email for details. One space left!

Come and hear aspiring opera singers taught by an expert vocal coach.




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