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September 9–19, 2021

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Festival Opera Rodelinda (HWV 19)

Dramma per musica (HWV 19) in three acts by George Frideric Handel

It all started with this opera 101 years ago for the Göttingen International Handel Festival: Rodelinda, the opera's title heroine, is described as a soulful, loving wife who remains faithful to her husband even beyond his (supposed) death. Under duress, the usurper Grimoaldo attempts to marry her. Bertarido, however, is not dead, but is imprisoned and, after escaping, saves the life of his enemy. In the end, Bertarido and Grimoaldo are back in each other's arms. Dorian Dreher and Hsuan Huang, selected in a directing team competition, have shifted the conflicts of the work to the 1920s - the time of Rodelinda's rediscovery by Oskar Hagen. They stage an intriguing game about love, jealousy, blackmail and "fake news", out of which references to the here and now can readily be made. A musical treat in any case, this opera remains one of Handel's most frequently performed works to date.

Additional Performances

Family Version

Rodelinda for everyone!

Together for Pleasure!

Corona information

Right on time for the start of the Festival, the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested) takes effect at all events. Please bring either a negative rapid test, a proof of complete vaccination or a proof of recovery. Proof of recovery is considered to be, for example, a PCR test that is at least 28 days young and no more than 6 months old. Arriving early to the events and having your documents ready will then ensure, that the event starts on time. Otherwise, the general hygiene rules of Niedersachsen apply on all events – please wear your mask until you reach your seat.

Festival Opera Rodelinda (HWV 19)

Dramma per musica (HWV 19) in three acts by George Frideric Handel

Festival Opera Rodelinda (HWV 19)

Dramma per musica (HWV 19) in three acts by George Frideric Handel

Sunday
19
Sept.
2021

ca. 4 Std.

3 pm
Duration: approx. 4 hrs
Deutsches Theater Göttingen
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Artists

Laurence Cummings - Conductor

Dorian Dreher - Direction

Hsuan Huang - Staging and Costumes

Markus Piccio - Lighting

Soloists: Anna Dennis, Christopher Lowrey, Thomas Cooley, Franziska Gottwald, Julien Van Mellaerts, Owen Willetts

FestspielOrchester Göttingen

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