- Fidelio(108 mins)(concert performance; sung in German)
About This Event
The first of three politically charged stage works this season is Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio – a passionate musical protest against political oppression, first performed in the wake of the French Revolution. At its heart is the stirring ‘Prisoners’ Chorus’, a poignant hymn to freedom and the power of the human spirit.
Australian tenor Stuart Skelton stars as the imprisoned Florestan, with soprano Ricarda Merbeth as his faithful and resourceful wife Leonore. Louise Alder, winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, sings the role of Marzelline, the jailer’s daughter.
Please note that James Creswell replaces Brindley Sherratt in the role of Rocco for this performance.
Image: Ricarda Merbeth © Mirko Joerg Kellner