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May 20–June 1, 2020

Cancelled | Rinaldo (HWV 7)

Cara sposa

In 1711, the fantastic story about the crusader Rinaldo in Armida’s magical realm gave Handel his first major success in his new home, London. Arias such as ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’, ‘Cara sposa’ and ‘Ah, crudel’ are some of Handel’s most poignant portraits of emotion and are regarded as immortal in the opera repertoire.
The long-serving Artistic Director of the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Nicholas McGegan, returns with Rinaldo to his former musical domain. He is accompanied by some of the most talented singers in the US, all of them from the elite centre of excellence, The Juilliard School. The ensemble Juilliard415 is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the 2019/20 season, and Rinaldo is its debut in Göttingen.

pre-performance talk german and english

3 pm
Lokhalle Göttingen
Free entrance with a valid ticket for an opera performace.

Premiere 24.02.2020 in New York

Graduates of the Juilliard School of Music New York
Maggie Reneé Valdman
Mezzosoprano
Hyoyoung Kim Soprano
Karin Osbeck Soprano
Erik van Heyningen Baritone
Jessica Niles Soprano
Song Hee Lee Soprano

The Juillard School

Juilliard Opera

Juilliard415

Nicholas McGegan Conductor

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