Acis, I just came from a very nice performance of Acis and Galatea by City
Opera NYC !! Wierd sets, sort of "The Gap meets East Hampton Beaches on a
Sunday". I liked Polyphemus in the Plasma TV though!
Nice performance. They used a Hitchcock-esque harpsihcord for the
recitatives and a Dowd Franco-Flemish for the genreral continuo (sounds more
"with it" than the Santa Fe opera!!)
By the way, when I played continuo in Acis in Prep School in 1978, I used a
De Blaise Model A (Cembalo Transverso) I acually liked it!, but hey, I was
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Subject: Help for Judith: Acis and Galatea
Well, here's Damon in Handel's Acis and Galatea... recit and aria... perhaps
this is it?
Stay, shepherd, stay!
See, how thy flocks in yonder valley stray!
What means this melancholy air?
No more thy tuneful pipe we hear.
Shepherd, what art thou pursuing?
Heedless running to thy ruin;
Share our joy, our pleasure share.
Leave thy passion till tomorrow,
Let the day be free from sorrow,
Free from love, and free from care.