An Episode from Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ Supplies the Plot for a Handel Opera
| April 29, 2019
Deborah Fox (photo by Patricia Russotti)
NYS Baroque presents George Frideric Handel’s pastoral opera ‘Acis and Galatea’. The orchestra’s leader, Deborah Fox joins us by phone to talk about the story of the opera and the historical background of this opera in English.
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