Jeanine De Bique, Laïla Salome Fischer, Marie Lys, Vivica Genaux Headline Göttingen International Händel Festival 2023

By David Salazar

The Göttingen International Händel Festival has announced its 2023 season with the theme of “Hellas!”

The season kicks off with Händel’s “Hercules.” The work will star Andreas Wolf in the title role and feature Vivica Genaux, Anna Dennis, Nick Pritchard, and Lena Sutor-Wernich. George Petrou conducts.

Performance Dates: May 5 – 22, 2023

Semele” will star Marie Lys, Jeremy Ovenden, Vivica Genaux, Rafal Tomkiewicz, Riccardo Novaro, and Marilena Strifombola. George Petrou conducts. There will also be a family presentation.

Performance Dates: May 19 – 28, 2023

Mezzo-soprano Laïla Salome Fischer will present “Agrippina: A Baroque-Jazz Guide” alongside Il Giratempo and jazz trumpeter Pascal Klewer.

Performance Dates: May 21, 2023

The Göttingen Händel Competition is set for late May and will feature two Prize Winner Concerts.

Performance Dates: May 22 – 25, 2023 

The Kammerchor Athen will present sacred and secular works by Leondaritis, Enian, Antoniou, Adamis, Pappas, and Hatzidakis, among others.

Performance Dates: May 22, 2023

Countertenor Valer Sabadus will perform alongside Spark. They will present music by Vivaldi, Händel, Schumann, and Satie, among others.

Performance Dates: May 23, 2023

Georg Anton Benda’s “Medea” will star mezzo-soprano Lena Suto-Wernich, actor Anna Schudlt as Medea, and the FestspielOrchester Göttingen. George Petrou conducts.

Performance Dates: May 25, 2023

La Camerata Chromatica will perform music by Frescobaldi, Vicentino, Gesualdi, di Lasso, de Rore, Lacorcia, and Sweelinck.

Performance Dates: May 26, 2023

Soprano Fanie Antonelou will appear in “Ex Silentio.” The showcase will feature music by Leondaritis, Cavalino, de Laudis, Padovano, and Händel.

Performance Dates: May 28, 2023

Soprano Jeanine De Bique will perform alongside Concerto Köln. They will present music by Händel, Graun, Vinci, and Telemann.

Performance Dates: May 29, 2023 

The Göttingen International Händel Festival will also present extensive programs for children and their families.