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May 20–June 1, 2020

Festival calendar 2020

Full programme

The 2020 Festival has been postponed. The originally planned programme can be found here in the overview.

Past events

Sunday, 23 Februar

11.30 am · Aula der Universität

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Exhibition opening

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5 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

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Come with us on a journey to the beginnings of the Handel Festival: almost 100 years after the...

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Wednesday, 4 March

8 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Händel-Talk I

In keeping with tradition, the Festival's Managing Director, Tobias Wolff, will be inviting...

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Sunday, 08 March

5 pm · Lumière

festival operas at the cinema

Admeto (HWV 22) · Since 2009, the Göttingen International Handel Festival has been...

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Friday, 13 March

8 pm · Aula am Waldweg

CANCELLED: Händel goes Impro: Giulio Cesare

What is it about Cornelia that Curio finds so irresistible? Why does Parnassus open at the very...

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Sunday, 29 March

5 pm · Lumière

Cancelled | Festival operas at the cinema

Imeneo (HWV 41) · Since 2009, the Göttingen International Handel Festival has been...

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Sunday, 12 April

5 pm · Méliès

Cancelled | Festival operas at the cinema

Siroe (HWV 24) · Since 2009, the Göttingen International Handel Festival has been...

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Wednesday, 29 April

8 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Cancelled | Händel-Talk II

In keeping with tradition, the Festival's Managing Director, Tobias Wolff, will be inviting...

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Sunday, 3 May

10 am · St. Jacobi-Kirche

Cancelled | Sing Along-Service

The Sing-Along-Service gives a small taste of the oratorio Messiah. Under the direction of...

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Sunday, 10 May

5 pm · Méliès

Cancelled | Festival operas at the cinema

Agrippina (HWV 6) · Since 2009, the Göttingen International Handel Festival has been...

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Tuesday, 19 May

10 am · Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal

Cancelled | göttingen händel competition 2020

Competition day 1 · On the first day of the Festival, the stage is set for young,...

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Wednesday, 20 May

10 am · Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal

Cancelled | göttingen händel competition 2020

Competition day 2 · On the first day of the Festival, the stage is set for young,...

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16:00 · Marktplatz

Cancelled | Festival opening

With the announcement of 2020 winners

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6 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Cancelled | Rodelinda (HWV 19) – Premiere

It was she who started it all in 1920: Rodelinda, the sensitive, loving wife who remains faithful...

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Thursday, 21 May

11 am · Hann. Münden, Rittersaal Welfenschloss

Cancelled | Prizewinners’ Concert

Winners of the göttingen händel competition 2020 · Following two successful...

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6 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | Alessandro (HWV 21)

Written for the stars · Alexander the Great was an extremely popular choice of main...

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10.15 pm · Altes Rathaus, Göttingen

Cancelled | Händel goes Pop: Radamisto

In 2018 our format ‘Handel goes Pop’ celebrated its premiere. For our anniversary...

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Friday, 22 May

4 pm · Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott Saal

Cancelled | Festival Lecture

“Handel and us”? Continuity and discontinuity of the Göttingen Handel...

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5.30 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Cancelled | Im Bett mit ...

Anna Dennis · This year, too, the shop window of ‘Betten Heller’ will be...

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6 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Cancelled | Rodelinda (HWV 19)

It was she who started it all in 1920: Rodelinda, the sensitive, loving wife who remains faithful...

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7 pm · PS.Halle, Einbeck

Cancelled | Ottone (HWV 15)

Wedding with obstacles · The plot of Handel’s opera Ottone concerns no less than the...

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10.15 pm · St. Jacobi-Kirche, Göttingen

Cancelled | Spirto amato

Metamorphoses of Handel’s Poro · The story goes that all of London was humming the...

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Saturday, 23 May

10 am · Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal

Cancelled | Symposium: Opera as a business

Handel’s opera aesthetics and the premises of the Enlightenment · Since the...

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5 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | Public Viewing

Rodelinda for all! · Year on year, the Festival opera ‘open doors occasion’ is...

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7 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Cancelled | Rodelinda (HWV 19)

It was she who started it all in 1920: Rodelinda, the sensitive, loving wife who remains faithful...

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10 pm · Altes Rathaus, Göttingen

Cancelled | Händel jazzt! Sosarme

The Göttingen audience has known and loved Anna Dennis since her Festival debut in 2013. She...

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Sunday, 24 May

11 am · Aula der Universität, Göttingen

Cancelled | Stiftungskonzert

Händel, Almira und die Hamburger Gänsemarkt-Oper · Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Marx, renowned...

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5 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | Ariodante (HWV 33)

In a new light  · Compelling music and a gripping plot are the main qualities of...

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8 pm · Neustädter Hof- und Stadtkirche St. Johannis, Hannover

Cancelled | Spirto amato

Metamorphoses to Handels “Poro” · The story goes that all of London was...

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Monday, 25 May

6 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Cancelled | Reading, wine and music

A thread about Ariadne · Sometimes life hangs by a thread. In the case of Theseus,...

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7.30 pm · Schafstall, Rittergut Besenhausen

Cancelled | Händel goes Tango: Il pastor fido

Could there be a more fitting setting for a pastoral opera than the sheep barn of the historic...

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Tuesday, 26 May

4 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Cancelled | Im Bett mit ...

Tadashi Endo · This year, too, the shop window of ‘Betten Heller’ will be...

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6 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Cancelled | Reading, wine and music

A thread about Ariadne · Sometimes life hangs by a thread. In the case of Theseus,...

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6 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Cancelled | Rodelinda (HWV 19)

It was she who started it all in 1920: Rodelinda, the sensitive, loving wife who remains faithful...

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7.30 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | Premiere EZIO: Game of Rome

HipHOpera nach HWV 29 · EZIO: Game of Rome is one of the biggest projects in the...

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Wednesday, 27 May

11 am · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | EZIO: Game of Rome

HipHOpera nach HWV 29 | School performance · EZIO: Game of Rome is one of the biggest...

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4 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Cancelled | Im Bett mit ...

somebody from the HipHOpera team · This year, too, the shop window of ‘Betten...

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7.30 pm · Rathaus Duderstadt

Cancelled | EEEmerging+: Cembaless

Il Floridante or the secret heroine? · Betrayal, maliciousness and love – George...

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7.30 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | EZIO: Game of Rome

HipHOpera nach HWV 29 · EZIO: Game of Rome is one of the biggest projects in the...

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Thursday, 28 May

7 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | Publio Cornelio Scipione (HWV 20)

The plot of this opera, which Handel composed in 1726 for the King’s Theatre in London,...

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Friday, 29 May

4 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Cancelled | Im Bett mit ...

George Petrou · This year, too, the shop window of ‘Betten Heller’ will be...

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7 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | Xerxes (HWV 40)

In the shade of the plane tree · On 15 April 1738 Handel’s Xerxes was premiered at...

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10 pm · musa, Göttingen

Cancelled | Händel goes Tinder

“Handel goes Tinder is a multimedia opera that is best described as ‘Sex...

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Saturday, 30 May

12 noon · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | Family version of the Festival opera Rodelinda

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12 noon ·

Cancelled | 100 years of Handel Festival in Göttingen

Guided tour

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4 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Cancelled | Rinaldo (HWV 7)

Cara sposa · In 1711, the fantastic story about the crusader Rinaldo in Armida’s...

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9 pm · Aula der Universität, Göttingen

Cancelled | Laurence Cummings in Concert

Muzio Scevola · It was a wholly new experience for London in the year 1721 when as many as...

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Sunday, 31 May

11 am · Scheune, Gut Sennickerode

Cancelled | EEEmerging+: Palisander

Arrangement of the opera Partenope (HWV 27) · Handel sets the romantic drama of intrigue...

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3 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Cancelled | Rodelinda (HWV 19)

It was she who started it all in 1920: Rodelinda, the sensitive, loving wife who remains faithful...

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5 pm · Stadthalle Osterode am Harz

Cancelled | Giustino (HWV 37)

Opera by a thread · In Handel’s opera Giustino, the title hero is a simple peasant...

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Monday, 1 June

11.30 am · Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium, Herzberg am Harz

Cancelled | Les plaisirs de la danse: Florindo/Daphne

Handel wrote his first four operas during his time in Hamburg. Only the score of the first one,...

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3 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Cancelled | Rodelinda (HWV 19)

It was she who started it all in 1920: Rodelinda, the sensitive, loving wife who remains faithful...

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