Opera Atelier (OA) opened its 25th Anniversary season with a sumptuous new production of Handel’s pastorale, Acis and Galatea, at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre (189 Yonge Street). Sung in English with English SURTITLESTM, performances begun October 30, and run until November 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7, 2010 beginning at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the November 7, Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
And enjoyed it we did. The leads kept the audience engaged the whole time while the music made us all feel relaxed and at ease. I must admit, though, I am partial to basses and baritones and Fernandes was one of the highlights for me. But Macleay, Asselin and Wiliford hold their own on stage as well. This is a very well executed production from the “basic” staging to its strong cast and wonderful music. For more details on Acis and Galatea and Opera Atelier’s upcoming shows, visit their website.
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