Galakonzert Julia Lezhneva

7:00 pm | May 19th, 2022 | ca. 2 h
St. Johannis-Kirche, Göttingen

Julia Lezhneva is one of the superstars of the international vocal scene, can be regularly heard on the world’s major concert and opera stages, and will now be making a guest appearance in a gala concert at the International Handel Festival in Göttingen. The FAZ raves about her “sublime cantilenas with ornamentation woven in like silver threads, springy trampoline-like staccati and evenly swinging trills” and the Süddeutsche Zeitung even views her as a “magician” who, despite all her impressive, voice box-challenging virtuosity, can “almost make her voice disappear” – as frail as it is supple, strident as it is poignant. Besides orchestral works by George Frideric Handel, played by the FestspielOrchester Göttingen under the direction of George Petrou, the soprano, born in 1989 as the daughter of two geophysicists on the Russian island of Sakhalin, will be heard with arias by Johann Adolph Hasse, Antonio Vivaldi and, of course, Handel, among others. You can look forward to an unforgettable evening!


Georg Friedrich Händel: Concerto Nr. 3 G-Dur (HWV 314)
Georg Friedrich Händel: Gloria in excelsis Deo (HWV deest)
Johann Adolph Hasse: Concerto op. 4 Nr. 1 F-Dur
Georg Friedrich Händel: Credete al mio dolore aus Alcina (HWV 34)
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Armatae face from Juditha Triumphans (RV 644)


Georg Friedrich Händel: Concerto Nr. 6 D-Dur (HWV 317)
Nicola Porpora: Come nave from Siface
Carl-Heinrich Graun: Senza di te, mio bene from Coriolano (GraunWV B:I:24)
Wilhelmine von Bayreuth: Concerto g-Moll für Cembalo und Streicher
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Zeffiretti, che sussurrate (RV 749.31)
Georg Friedrich Händel: Un pensiero nemico di pace from Il Trionfo del Tempo (HWV 46a)
Riccardo Broschi: Son qual nave from Artaserse

Julia Lezhneva

FestspielOrchester Göttingen

George Petrou
Musical director