Royal Opera House: Fidelio TBAProjector Exclusive

170 minutes (includes One intermission)

*Please note that this is a recorded SCREENING of the opera production, and NOT a live performance.

Royal Opera House London presents: Fidelio

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Libretto: Joseph Sonnleithner, Stephan von Breuning and George Friedrich Treitschke

Featuring Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph, and probably the only opera not referenced in Bohemian Rhapsody. In this new production, "world''s greatest tenor" 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.

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