VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From27th May 2007
To24th June 2007
WhenMay07 27, Jun07 24 at 15:00. May07 30, Jun07 5,12,14,18,21 at 19:30. Jun07 9,16 at 19:00
PricesFrom £6.00. To £185.00.
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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.
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)

Archive :: production:T1786256012, opera or operetta:S1932, venue:V377

Production details

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


Producer 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)

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