Acis and Galatea

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Composer: George Frideric Handel
Librettist: John Gay
Librettist: Alexander Pope
Librettist: John Hughes
Work definition: Pastoral opera in two acts
Based on: Based on an English translation by John Dryden of 'Metamorphoses' by Ovid
Language: English
World premiere: 1718, Cannons, Edgware, Middlesex
ROH premiere: 24 March 1736
ROH company premiere: 31 March 2009, The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Acis and Galatea (2009) The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet (7 performances online)