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Acis and Galatea an Opera by Handel
Iford Arts
Director Pia Furtado
Lighting Charlie Lucas
Photos Rob Coles
**** "Taking her cue from an opening number extolling the "pleasure of the plains", she
and designer Georgia Lowe created a pleasure garden of the Iford cloister, where the
pimping Polyphemus has Galatea inside a gilded birdcage, pole dancing baroque-style
for the gratification of potential clients." The Guardian

**** "Early Opera Company's extremely intimate production of Handel's Acis
and Galatea could change the way you think about opera…here the sylvan
setting becomes that of a sinister eighteenth-century pleasure garden, where Galatea
works as a sort of Georgian table dancer in frilly knickers, ogled by decadent urbanites
in powdered wigs smoking (electric) cigarettes." The Telegraph

"As before here, the tiny performance space brought out the best in terms of
creativity and imagination on the part of director Pia Furtado and designer
Georgia Lowe…Furtado’s vision is very different and refreshingly so." Opera Today

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