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Tuesday 17 March - 7.15pm

Royal Opera House
LIVE FILMED OPERA BROADCAST

Fidelio

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him.

Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope.

Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Music
Ludwig van Beethoven

Libretto
Joseph Sonnleithner,
Stephan von Breuning and
George Friedrich Treitschke

Conductor
Antonio Pappano

Director
Tobias Kratzer

Set and costume designer
Rainer Sellmaier

Lighting designer
Michael Bauer

Video designer
Manuel Braun

Dramaturg
Bettina Bartz

Leonore (Fidelio)
Lise Davidsen

Florestan
Jonas Kaufmann

Rocco
Georg Zeppenfeld

Don Pizarro
Simon Neal

Marzelline
Amanda Forsythe

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Tickets: Adults £16, Concessions £10.50
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Running Time: Approx 2 hrs 30 mins
Sung in German with English subtitles