ACIS AND GALATEA (HWV 49a)
Photograph of Médicis Fountain
Polyphemus surprising Acis and Galatea (Jardin du Luxembourg, Médicis Fountain, Paris). Sculptor, Auguste Ottin. Photo by kind permission of Jan Kunst.
Libretto: John Gay (with contributions from Alexander Pope and others)
First performance: Unknown, but probably Summer 1718, Cannons, Edgware.