Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece. With the compelling ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime, it is ultimately an uplifting story of risk and triumph.
In this new production by Tobias Kratzer’s he brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity. Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore – disguised as ‘Fidelio’ – who daringly sets out to rescue him.
Approx 2hrs 30mins