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Aci by the River

Aci, Galatea e Polifermo

Mary Bevan, Claudia Huckle, Callum Thorpe, Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Orchestra
Aci by the River

Building on the success of the critically acclaimed production of In the Realms of Sorrow, this year the Handel Opera Studio presents Aci by the River, a brand new Handel experience which centres on a new production of the early dramatic work Aci, Galatea e Polifemo. Aci, by the River takes place on the banks of the River Thames in the evocative and visually stunning Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse.

Composed during a trip to Naples, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo is one of Handel’s most emotive and daring works. An ancient Greek tale which portrays the intensity of young love and how it collides with a world which wants to control and destroy it, leading to tragic and heartbreaking consequences. Aci, by the River follows a tradition from Handel’s time where performances were preceded by other forms of entertainment

Critically acclaimed director Jack Furness makes his LHF debut directing a cast of internationally renowned soloists, coming together with the London Handel Orchestra under the expert musical direction of Laurence Cummings.

To reach the venue, audiences are invited to be transported from Central London by boat along the Thames. The boat journey will feature intimate live performances. Please note, the boat trip is one way only. There is no return boat trip from the venue after the performance.

For audiences who wish to make their own way to the venue, the closest tube station is Canning Town (Jubilee Line) and from there you will be guided to the venue via a small set of pop-up performances.

  • 🎉London Handel Festival
  • 📅Fri 12 April 2024
  • 📍Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, London
  • 🕑7:30pm
  • 🎫£35 - £85

Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, London
Orchard Place, London, E14 0JW, United Kingdom

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