"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. Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 45 minutes. New Production


Endrik Wottrich (Florestan May07 27/30 Jun07 5/9/12/18/21), Simon O'Neill (Florestan - Jun07 14/16/24), Karita Mattila (Leonore - May07 27/30 Jun07 5/9/12/16/21/24), Yvonne Howard (Jun07 14/18), Eric Halfvarson (Rocco), Ailish Tynan (Marzeline), Robert Murray (Jaquino - May07 27/30 Jun07 5/9/12/14/16), Andrew Staples (Jaquino - Jun07 18/21/24), Terje Stensvold (Don Pizarro), Robert Lloyd (May07 27/30 Jun07 5/9/18/21/24), Konrad Jarnot (Don Fernando - Jun07 12/14/16), Haoyin Xue (First Prisoner), Krzysztof Szumanski (Second Prisoner)


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)
Producer: Royal Opera
Conductor(s): Antonio Pappano, Rory Macdonald (Jun 18)
Director: Jurgen Flimm
Design: Robert Israel
Costume: Florence von Gerkan
Lighting: Duane Schuler
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Fidelio (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1786256012. Details of all Fidelio archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1932

Archive Listings

27 May 07
24 Jun 07
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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