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"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. New Production. Running time: 2hrs 40minsPerformers Emma Bell (Leonore), Stuart Skelton (Florestan - exclu selected perf), Philip Horst (Don Pizarro), James Creswell (Rocco), Sarah Tynan (Marzelline), Adrian Dwyer (Jaquino), Roland Wood (Don Fernando).
Music Beethoven. Lyrics Joseph von Sonnleithner. Music Stephan von Breuning. Lyrics Georg Friedrich Treitschke (after Jean-Nicolas Bouilly's French libretto Leonore ou L'amour conjugal). Producer English National Opera. Producer Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. Conductor Edward Gardner. Director Calixto Bieito.
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