The 2020 Programme
The 11th KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen showcase some unique artistic experiments. Highlights 2020 include a virtualreality opera, a spectacular laser and sound installation to mark the 300th anniversary of the Great Fountain, a very topical film with live music and a resurrected Ludwig van Beethoven, all of Arnold Schönberg’s string quartets, the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’, by Gustav Mahler, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, and an opera installation that won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. And on Open Sunday, 17.05., audiences can experience the variety of the KunstFestSpiele free of charge. In 2020 the KunstFestSpiele are showing four world premieres – three of which were commissioned by the festival – five German premieres and three co-productions. Internationally renowned artists such as Eszter Salamon, Michel van der Aa, Yasuhiro Chida, Vlatka Horvat, Claron McFadden, Rimini Protokoll, Robert Henke, Willi Dorner, the dance company Vero Cendoya, the British theatre collectives 1927, and Forced Entertainment with Tim Etchells, the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Quatuor Diotima and many others are coming to Hanover.