Royal Opera House: Fidelio (12A)

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FIDELIO (NEW PRODUCTION)Sung in German with English subtitlesBeethovens 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 Florestans impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzers new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary Terror and our own time to illuminate Fidelios inspiring message of shared humanity.Royal Opera ChorusOrchestra of the Royal Opera HouseRun time: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval) TBCThis is a recording of the live broadcast on Tuesday 17th March

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