"Fidelio" is the name assumed by Leonore, whose innocent husband Florestan has been imprisoned without trial by a corrupt political regime. Her risky two-year search for him has led to her disguising herself as a political agent, and infiltrating the prison where she believes him to be incarcerated Her fears are justified, and she even finds herself digging his grave, prior to summary execution. The moving love-story of their apparently doomed reconciliation reaches heights of joy when an unexpected amnesty leads to his release, and her pardon form impersonation.


Music(s): Beethoven, Stephan von Breuning
Lyrics(s): Joseph von Sonnleithner, Georg Friedrich Treitschke (after Jean-Nicolas Bouilly's French libretto Leonore ou L'amour conjugal)
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Archive listings for Fidelio

Work type: Opera or Operetta.

Concert Performance - T203894355

Company Opera North. Director Matthew Eberhardt. Conductor Paul Daniel. Performer Rachel Nicholls (Leonore). Performer Toby Spence (Florestan). Performer Robert Hayward (Don Pizarro). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Rocco). Performer Fflur Wyn (Marzelline). Performer Oliver Johnston (Jaquino).
19 Jun 21Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L1032552847
15 Jun 21The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L752410246
9 Jun 21 to 12 Jun 21Town Hall, Leeds :: V0838583178
listing details L0491299622


Sung in German with English surtitlesProducer Royal Opera. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Tobias Kratzer. Design Rainer Sellmaier. Costume Rainer Sellmaier. Lighting Michael Bauer. Design Manuel Braun (video design). DramaturgBettina Bartz. Performer Lise Davidsen. Performer Jonas Kaufmann.
1 Mar 20 to 17 Mar 20Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L882590194

Act II - T0673454407

In Summer 2019, Welsh National Opera addresses the issues of justice, freedom and human rights through a season of operas, debates, discussions, exhibitions and digital projects. At the heart of their FREEDOM Season are four semi-staged operas across three evenings in the Donald Gordon Theatre and one fully-staged opera in the Weston Studio.Company Welsh National Opera.
14 Jun 19Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L01702777704


Sung in GermanPresented byGarsington Opera. Conductor Douglas Boyd. Director John Cox. Design Gary McCann. Lighting Howard Hudson. Company Garsington Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Performer Rebecca von Lipinski (Leonore). Performer Peter Wedd (Florestan). Performer Darren Jeffery (Don Pizarro). Performer Stephen Richardson (Rocco). Performer Jennifer France (Marzelline). Performer Sam Furness (Jaquino). Performer Joshua Bloom (Don Fernando).
6 Jun 14 to 13 Jul 14Garsington Opera, High Wycombe :: V798
listing details L02050408890


New Production. Running time: 2hrs 40minsProducer English National Opera. Producer Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. Conductor Edward Gardner. Director Calixto Bieito. Performer Emma Bell (Leonore). Performer Stuart Skelton (Florestan - exclu selected perf). Performer Philip Horst (Don Pizarro). Performer James Creswell (Rocco). Performer Sarah Tynan (Marzelline). Performer Adrian Dwyer (Jaquino). Performer Roland Wood (Don Fernando).
25 Sep 13 to 17 Oct 13London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L0643585944


Sung in EnglishCompany New London Opera Players.
30 Nov 12Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L1870494076


Sung in German with English titles. Running time: 2hrs 30minsCompany Opera North. Conductor Richard Armstrong (Sir). Director Tim Albery. Design Stewart laing. Costume Stewart Laing. Lighting Peter Mumford. Performer Emma Bell (Leonore). Performer Steven Harrison (Florestan). Performer Jeremy White (Rocco). Performer Fflur Wyn (Marzelline). Performer Joshua Ellicott (Jaquino). Performer Andrew Foster-Williams (Don Pizarro). Performer Robert Winslade Anderson (Don Fernando). Performer Paul Rendall (Prisoner 1). Performer Garrick Forbes (Prisoner 2).
4 Jun 11The Sage, Gateshead :: V1744216401
listing details L1803613684
25 May 11 to 28 May 11Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L01160655686
18 May 11 to 21 May 11The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L01006596136
14 Apr 11 to 13 May 11Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L01554164778


Producer Royal Opera House. Director Jurgen Flimm. Conductor Mark Elder. Conductor David Syrus. Design Robert Israel. Costume Florence von Gerkan. Lighting Duane Schuler. Performer Nina Stemme (Leonore). Performer Endrik Wottirch (Florestan). Performer Kurt Rydl (Rocco). Performer Willard W. White (Don Fernando). Performer Elizabeth Watts (Marzelline). Performer John Wegner (Don Pizarro). Performer Steven Ebel (Jaquino). Performer Ji Hyun Kim (First Prisoner). Performer Dawid Kimberg (Second Prisoner).
29 Mar 11 to 16 Apr 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0606977351


Sung in German with surtitles in EnglishCompany Welsh National Opera. Performer Lisa Milne (Leonore). Performer Dennis O'Neill (Florestan). Performer Phillip Joll (Don Pizarro). Performer Petros Magoulas (Rocco). Performer Elizabeth Donovan (Marzelline). Performer Robin Tritschler (Jaquino).
1 Dec 10 to 3 Dec 10New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L01149060453
24 Nov 10 to 26 Nov 10Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L0792539093
10 Nov 10 to 12 Nov 10Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L0732141923
5 Nov 10Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
listing details L0847844414
20 Oct 10 to 22 Oct 10Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L01200930179
14 Oct 10Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
listing details L1581389825
17 Sep 10 to 8 Oct 10Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L0229404880


Sung in German with English surtitles.Producer Holland Park Opera. Company City of London Sinfonia. Conductor Peter Robinson. Director Olivia Fuchs. Design Jamie Vartan. Performer Yvonne Howard (Leonore). Performer Tom Randle (Florestan). Performer Stephen Richardson (Rocco). Performer Sarah Redgwick (Marzelline). Performer Nicky Spence (Jaquino). Performer Phillip Joll (Don Pizarro). Performer Njabulo Madlala (Don Fernando). Performer Peter Kent (First Prisoner). Performer Henry Grant Kerswell (Second Prisoner).
1 Jul 10 to 13 Jul 10Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L0477702053


Sung in GermanCompany Garsington Opera. Conductor Douglas Boyd. Director John Cox. Design Gary McCann. Performer Rebecca von Lipinski. Performer Peter Wedd. Performer Frode Olsen. Performer Segei Leiferkus. Performer Claire Ormshaw. Performer Pascal Charbonneau. Performer Pauls Putnins.
3 Jun 09 to 3 Jul 09Garsington Opera, High Wycombe :: V798
listing details L274555184


Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 45 minutes. New ProductionProducer Royal Opera. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Conductor Rory Macdonald (Jun 18). Director Jurgen Flimm. Design Robert Israel. Costume Florence von Gerkan. Lighting Duane Schuler. Performer Endrik Wottrich (Florestan May07 27/30 Jun07 5/9/12/18/21). Performer Simon O'Neill (Florestan - Jun07 14/16/24). Performer Karita Mattila (Leonore - May07 27/30 Jun07 5/9/12/16/21/24). Performer Yvonne Howard (Jun07 14/18). Performer Eric Halfvarson (Rocco). Performer Ailish Tynan (Marzeline). Performer Robert Murray (Jaquino - May07 27/30 Jun07 5/9/12/14/16). Performer Andrew Staples (Jaquino - Jun07 18/21/24). Performer Terje Stensvold (Don Pizarro). Performer Robert Lloyd (May07 27/30 Jun07 5/9/18/21/24). Performer Konrad Jarnot (Don Fernando - Jun07 12/14/16). Performer Haoyin Xue (First Prisoner). Performer Krzysztof Szumanski (Second Prisoner).
27 May 07 to 24 Jun 07Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1947037335


Company Scottish Opera. Director Tim Albery. Conductor Richard Armstrong. Conductor Derek Clark. Design Simon Daw (after Stewart Laing). Lighting Peter Mumford. Performer Colin Judson. Performer Sarah Redgwick. Performer Ulrich Dunnebach. Performer Elizabeth Byrne. Performer Peter Sidhom. Performer Ian Storey. Performer Michael George.
25 May 05 to 10 Jun 05Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L312333135


Sung in EnglishCompany Park Opera.
18 Jun 04 to 19 Jun 04South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L460294767


Sung in German with English surtitlesCompany Cadogan Opera. Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Director Olivia Fuchs. Conductor Peter Robinson. Design Jamie Vartan. Lighting Giuseppe Di Iorio. Performer Yvonne Howard. Performer Alan Oke. Performer Nicholas Folwell. Performer Conal Coad. Performer Sarah Redgwick. Performer Christopher Saunders. Performer Timothy Dawkins. Performer Peter Kent.
10 Jun 03 to 28 Jun 03Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L01600458550


Sung in German with English supertitles. A new production by [Deborah Sarner premiered at the 2001 Festival.Company Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Director Deborah Warner. Design Jean Kalman. Lighting Jean Kalman. Costume John Bright. Conductor Simon Rattle. Performer Charlotte Margiono. Performer Reinhard Hagen. Performer Kim Begley. Performer Steven Page. Performer Alan Opie. Performer Lisa Milne. Performer Timothy Robinson.
4 Dec 01 to 7 Dec 01Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V124
listing details L1388177035
27 Nov 01 to 30 Nov 01New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L1229650501
20 Nov 01 to 23 Nov 01Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L0581104862
13 Nov 01 to 16 Nov 01Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L1834237660
30 Oct 01 to 2 Nov 01New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
listing details L19308536
26 May 01 to 11 Jul 01Glyndebourne, Lewes :: V671
listing details L1058163270


In German with English supertitlesCompany Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
6 Nov 01 to 9 Nov 01Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L157376974


Concert performances sung in German.Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Performer Anne Evans (Leonora). Performer Ian Caley (Florestan). Performer Lynda Russell (Marzelina). Performer Stafford Dean (Rocco). Performer Barry Banks (Jaquino). Performer Matthew Best (Don Pizarro). Performer Phillip Ens (Don Fernando).
9 Jan 99 to 14 Jan 99Symphony Hall, Birmingham :: V148
listing details L01534538797


Company English Touring Opera. Conductor Andrew Greenwood. Conductor John Gibbons. Director Robert Chevara. Design Es Devlin. Lighting Bruno Poet. Translation David Pountney. Performer Susan Stacey. Performer Geraint Dodd. Performer Denise Mulholland. Performer Mark Glanville. Performer Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts. Performer Simon Wilding. Performer Paul Hudson.
2 Dec 98 to 4 Dec 98Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L0778090979
27 Nov 98Sands Centre, Carlisle :: V2
listing details L01820497756
24 Nov 98Anvil Arts, Basingstoke :: V765
listing details L0947148940
18 Nov 98 to 20 Nov 98Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L02141319401
11 Nov 98 to 13 Nov 98Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
listing details L0997012742
6 Nov 98The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare :: V865
listing details L0829911367
3 Nov 98Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Southsea :: V780
listing details L1470277951
30 Oct 98Lyceum Theatre, Crewe :: V470
listing details L1236763055
27 Oct 98The Orchard, Dartford :: V677
listing details L777600598
21 Oct 98 to 23 Oct 98Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
listing details L699130575
15 Oct 98 to 17 Oct 98Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
listing details L1283484245
27 May 98 to 29 May 98Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L0370855028
20 May 98 to 22 May 98Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
listing details L01964044873
15 May 98The Coro (Coronation Hall Theatre ), Ulverston :: V8
listing details L1763035083
12 May 98Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
listing details L1860897093
6 May 98 to 8 May 98New Theatre Royal, Lincoln :: V442
listing details L0704570882
1 May 98The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
listing details L02137377387
28 Apr 98Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183
listing details L0533469944
22 Apr 98 to 24 Apr 98Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L1621004637
20 Apr 98 to 24 Apr 98Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L01645771514
15 Apr 98 to 17 Apr 98Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
listing details L0656759086
15 Apr 98 to 17 Apr 98Octagon Theatre, Yeovil :: V919
listing details L128704591
3 Apr 98Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
listing details L1567484522
31 Mar 98Ipswich Regent, Ipswich :: V79
listing details L0928125448
25 Mar 98 to 27 Mar 98Peacock Theatre, West End :: V222
listing details L01216415404
18 Mar 98 to 20 Mar 98Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L01084184111
10 Mar 98 to 14 Mar 98The Hexagon, Reading :: V734
listing details L0860098610
3 Mar 98 to 6 Mar 98Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L01353565122


New production sung in German with English surtitles.Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi. Conductor Gareth Jones. Performer Rebecca Evans. Performer Peter Hoare. Performer Gudjon Oskarsson. Performer Suzanne Murphy. Performer Gidon Saks. Performer Adrian Thompson. Performer Andrew Greenan.
18 Nov 97 to 21 Nov 97Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L641821088
11 Nov 97 to 14 Nov 97Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
listing details L01667039307
4 Nov 97 to 7 Nov 97Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L734134643
28 Oct 97 to 31 Oct 97Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L02029739168
14 Oct 97 to 17 Oct 97Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L172213458
7 Oct 97 to 10 Oct 97New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L789196205
12 Sep 97 to 2 Oct 97New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L01380838395


Conductor Stephen Barlow. Company Opera Northern Ireland. Director Matthew Francis. Design Isabella Bywater.
14 Sep 96 to 20 Sep 96Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
listing details L664891855

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27 Apr 19Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
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