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May 20–June 1, 2020

Festival calendar 2020

Main programme

Sunday, 23 Februar

11.30 am · Aula der Universität

Händel_Göttingen_1920

Exhibition opening

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5 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Rodelinde_1920

Experience Christina Gansch as Rodelinde and Tobias Berndt as Bertarich with arias from Oskar...

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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 · Programmkino in der Baptistenkirche

festival operas at the cinema

Admeto (HWV 22) · Experience eleven scenic and semi-scenic opera productions with and...

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Friday, 13 March

8 pm · Aula am Waldweg

Händel goes Impro: Giulio Cesare

Egypt, 2020. A German couple meets an Englishman. A mysterious incident occurs and suddenly the...

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Sunday, 29 March

5 pm · Programmkino in der Baptistenkirche

Festival operas at the cinema

Imeneo (HWV 41) · Experience eleven scenic and semi-scenic opera productions with and...

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Sunday, 12 April

5 pm · Programmkino in der Baptistenkirche

Festival operas at the cinema

Siroe (HWV 24) · Experience eleven scenic and semi-scenic opera productions with and...

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Wednesday, 29 April

8 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Händel-Talk II

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

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Sunday, 10 May

5 pm · Programmkino in der Baptistenkirche

Festival operas at the cinema

Agrippina (HWV 6) · Experience eleven scenic and semi-scenic opera productions with and...

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Tuesday, 19 May

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

göttingen händel competition 2020

Competition day 1 · At the very beginning of the Festival, on May 19 and 20, 2020, eight...

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Wednesday, 20 May

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

göttingen händel competition 2020

Competition day 2 · At the very beginning of the Festival, on May 19 and 20, 2020, eight...

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16:00 · Marktplatz

Festival opening

With the announcement of 2020 winners

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6 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Premiere Rodelinda (HWV 19)

WE dt: 17:00 Uhr Aula, Max-Planck-Gymnasium | WE engl: 17:00 Uhr, DT-X Keller

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6 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Rodelinda (HWV 19) – Premiere

War is raging in Lombardy: Grimoaldo has usurped the throne. The rightful heir Bertarido flees,...

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Thursday, 21 May

11 am · Hann. Münden, Rittersaal Welfenschloss

Prizewinners’ Concert

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

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6 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Alessandro (HWV 21)

Alexander the Great was a popular topos in the 17th and 18th centuries. Alexander’s...

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10.15 pm · Altes Rathaus, Göttingen

Händel goes Pop: Radamisto

2018 saw the premiere of our “Händel goes Pop” format. In this anniversary year,...

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Friday, 22 May

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

Festival Lecture

The lecture by the Chairman of the Göttinger Händel-Gesellschaft e. V., Prof. Dr....

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6 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Rodelinda (HWV 19)

War is raging in Lombardy: Grimoaldo has usurped the throne. The rightful heir Bertarido flees,...

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7 pm · PS.Halle, Einbeck

Ottone (HWV 15)

The Byzantine Princess Teofane is travelling to Rome by ship in order to stand by her bridegroom...

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10.15 pm · St. Jacobi-Kirche, Göttingen

Spirto amato

Metamorphosen zu Händels "Poro" · In Poro, Handel narrates the tale of the Indian King of...

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Saturday, 23 May

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

Symposium: Oper als Geschäft

Händels Opernästhetik und den Prämissen der Aufklärung · The symposium...

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5 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Public Viewing

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

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7 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Rodelinda (HWV 19)

War is raging in Lombardy: Grimoaldo has usurped the throne. The rightful heir Bertarido flees,...

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10 pm · Altes Rathaus, Göttingen

Händel jazzt! Sosarme

The audiences in Göttingen have known and loved Anna Dennis ever since her 2013 Festival...

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Sunday, 24 May

11 am · Aula der Universität, Göttingen

Stiftungskonzert

Händel, Almira und die Hamburger Gänsemarkt-Oper · Renowned musicologist Prof. Dr. Hans...

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5 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Ariodante (HWV 33)

Spellbinding music and an emotively gripping plot are the salient virtues of Handel’s...

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Monday, 25 May

6 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Lesung, Wein und Musik

Culture, wine and joie de vivre – these three things go hand in hand! With this in mind,...

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7.30 pm · Schafstall, Rittergut Besenhausen

Händel goes Tango: Il pastor fido

Could there be a more appropriate setting for a pastorally bucolic story than the sheepfold of...

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Tuesday, 26 May

6 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Lesung, Wein und Musik

Culture, wine and joie de vivre – these three things go hand in hand! With this in mind,...

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6 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Rodelinda (HWV 19)

War is raging in Lombardy: Grimoaldo has usurped the throne. The rightful heir Bertarido flees,...

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7.30 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Premiere EZIO: Game of Rome

HipHOpera nach HWV 29 · As so often, the themes are (unrequited) love, treachery and...

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Wednesday, 27 May

11 am · Lokhalle Göttingen

EZIO: Game of Rome

HipHOpera nach HWV 29 | School performance · As so often, the themes are (unrequited)...

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7.30 pm · Rathaus Duderstadt

EEEmerging+: Dichos Diabolos

During Handel’s time in London, opera was a popular treasuretrove of themes for domestic...

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7.30 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

EZIO: Game of Rome

HipHOpera nach HWV 29 · As so often, the themes are (unrequited) love, treachery and...

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Thursday, 28 May

7 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

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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7.30 pm · Staatsoper Hannover

Festkonzert

100 Jahre Händel-Festspiele Göttingen · We are, of course, also celebrating the...

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Friday, 29 May

7 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Serse (HWV 40)

On April 15, 1738, Handel’s Serse was premiered at the King’s Theatre in the...

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10 pm · musa, Göttingen

Händel goes Tinder

A new multimedia opera · “Händel goes Tinder’ is a multi-medial opera...

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Saturday, 30 May

12 noon · Lokhalle Göttingen

Familienfassung Rodelinda

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4 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Rinaldo (HWV 7)

In 1711, the fantastical story about the crusader Rinaldo in Armida’s magical realm gave...

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9 pm · Aula der Universität, Göttingen

Laurence Cummings in Concert: Muzio Scevola

When three composers were commissioned to write an opera, this was something entirely novel for...

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Sunday, 31 May

11 am · Scheune, Gut Sennickerode

EEEmerging+: Palisander

Handel concocts this romantic drama of intrigue concerning a legendary Neapolitan Queen against a...

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3 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Rodelinda (HWV 19)

War is raging in Lombardy: Grimoaldo has usurped the throne. The rightful heir Bertarido flees,...

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5 pm · Stadthalle Osterode am Harz

Giustino (HWV 37)

In Handel’s scenic opera Giustino, the simple ploughboy Giustino experiences exciting...

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Monday, 1 June

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

Les plaisirs de la danse: Florindo/Daphne

Handel wrote his first four operas during his time in Hamburg. Of the scores, only the first,...

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3 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Rodelinda (HWV 19)

War is raging in Lombardy: Grimoaldo has usurped the throne. The rightful heir Bertarido flees,...

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