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Fidelio

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Fidelio

Antonio Pappano conducts Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann in a new production of Beethoven's only opera.

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Background

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.

Credits

Company

The Royal Opera

Music

Ludwig van Beethoven

Director

Tobias Kratzer

Set and costume designer

Rainer Sellmaier

Lighting designer

Michael Bauer

Video designer 3

Manuel Braun

Dramaturg

Bettina Bartz

Performers

Conductor
Antonio Pappano
Leonore
Lise Davidsen
Florestan
Jonas Kaufmann
Rocco
Georg Zeppenfeld
Don Pizarro
Simon Neal
Marzelline
Amanda Forsythe
Jaquino
Robin Tritschler
Don Fernando
Egils Siliņš
First Prisoner
Filipe Manu
Second Prisoner
ByeongMin Gil
Chorus
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Cast sheets

Cast sheets will be available here soon.

To find out more visit the Fidelio production page.