Saturday, December the 22nd at 5 pm MODENA Luciano Pavarotti Theatre
ACI GALATEA E POLIFEMO Serenata a 3 voci di Georg Friedrich Handel Roberta Invernizzi, soprano Benedetta Mazzucato, mezzosoprano Alessandro Ravasio, basso I Musici Malatestiani Luca Giardini, violino e direzione Regia di Gabriele Marchesini
The legend is about the half-human nymph Galatea who falls in love with a simple shepherd named Aci. Cyclops Polifemo, who is secretly in love with Galatea, kills Aci with a giant rock. Sorrowful Galatea casts a spell over Aci, who turns into a river. Polifemo’s part is particularly remarkable because it challenges the singer to exploit whole of his vocal extension and virtuosity.