Metamorphosis - Le Concert d'Astree at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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For this rare New York appearance, Emmanuelle Haim leads her Baroque ensemble, Le Concert d'Astree, in Handel's infrequently heard Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, the Italian-language predecessor to his most renowned English opera, Acis and Galatea. Based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, the cyclops Polyphemus kills Acis in a fit of jealousy, but the divine nymph Galatea turns her departed love into Sicily's Acis River, immortalizing their story in the flowing of time. Part of the 2013 White Light Festival.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.