Mark Morris Dance Group
Acis & Galatea

Handel and Haydn Society Period Orchestra and Chorus
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Thomas Cooley, Acis
Sherezade Panthaki, Galatea
Douglas Williams, Polyphemus
Zach Finkelstein, Damon

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May 15-18, 2014
Citi Shubert Theatre
Thursday | 7:30pm
Friday | 8pm
Saturday | 8pm
Sunday | 3pm

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Celebrity Series of Boston is co-commissioner of this fully-staged production of Mozart’s arrangement of Handel’s opera, Acis & Galatea, by director and choreographer Mark Morris and the Mark Morris Dance Group making its East Coast premiere.

Known as one of the greatest pastoral operas, Acis and Galatea, based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, was composed by Handel in 1718 and arranged by Mozart in 1788.

Lauded throughout his career for successful collaborations with renowned orchestras and opera singers, Mark Morris has once again assembled a stellar team for his latest project, Acis and Galatea.

Celebrated visual artist and scenic designer Adrianne Lobel, fashion icon and costume designer Isaac Mizrahi and acclaimed lighting designer Michael Chybowski will set the stage for Morris who will direct the Mark Morris Dance Group and four vocal soloists in this epic tale.

Acis and Galatea is a Mark Morris Dance Group / Cal Performances, Berkeley / Celebrity Series of Boston production, in association with the Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger, Jann E. Leeming and Arthur D. Little,
Eleanor and Frank Pao,
with additional support provided by Martha H. Jones, Margaret Eagle and
Eli Rapoport, and Sally Seaver

The Dance Series is sponsored by
The Little Family Foundation and the
John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.

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Media partner WGBH    
Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.    
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