Fidelio

Royal Opera House

​TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2020, 19:45

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

Libretto

Joseph Sonnleithner

Revised bies

Stephan von Breuning and Georg Friedrich Treitschke

Director

Tobias Kratzer

Set and costume designer

Rainer Sellmaier

Lighting designer

Michael Bauer

Video designer

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

Replacement Second Prisoner

Timothy Dawkins

Chorus

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House