Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

Emmanuelle Haïm

Georg Friedrich Händel

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Veritas X2

Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, an unstaged serenata composed for a ducal wedding in Naples in 1708, is not to be confused with the slightly more operatic Acis and Galatea, written in London in 1718. Both adapt a tale from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the Italian work is bolder in conception