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ROH Fidelio

ROH Fidelio

Music Ludwig van Beethoven

Libretto Joseph Sonnleithner,

Stephan von Breuning and

George Friedrich Treitschke

Conductor Antonio Pappano

Director Tobias Kratzer

Set and costume designer

Rainer Sellmaier

Lighting designer Michael Bauer

Video designer Manuel Braun

Leonore (Fidelio) Lise Davidsen

Florestan Jonas Kaufmann

Rocco Georg Zeppenfeld

Don Pizarro Simon Neal

Marzelline Amanda Forsythe



Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


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, determined love 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.


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