Beethoven’s only opera!

12:00 pm
Saturday, April 25

All seats $15.00

Doors Open 11:15 am
No passes

2 hours, 50 minutes
Including Backstage commentary

Approximate running times: 
Act I: 1 hour 15 minutes
Intermission: 30 minutes
Act II: 50 minutes

This presentation has subtitles.

There are two gunshots during Act I of this production


Beethoven’s 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, determinedlove and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Leonore (Fidelio): Lise Davidsen
Florestan: Jonas Kaufmann
Rocco: Georg Zeppenfeld
Don Pizarro: Simon Neal
Marzelline: Amanda Forsythe