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Beethoven's Fidelio

Vladimir Jurowski introduces Beethoven's only opera: Fidelio

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Royal Festival Hall 2016/17

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Belief and Beyond Belief: Meaning

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

Beethoven Fidelio

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Ben Johnson Jaquino
Sofia Fomina Marzelline
Kristinn Sigmundsson Rocco*
Anja Kampe Leonore
Pavlo Hunka Don Pizarro†
Robert Dean Smith Florestan†
Ronan Collett Don Fernando
Daniel Slater director
Malcolm Rippeth lighting designer
Helen Ryan narrator
Simon Williams narrator
London Voices
London Philharmonic Orchestra

*Please note a change to the artist from previously advertised.

† Unfortunately Christopher Purves and Michael König have had to withdraw due to illness. We are grateful to Pavlo Hunka and Robert Dean Smith for stepping in at short notice.

Chained in a dungeon, an innocent man awaits certain death. But as the world goes about its business above him, someone has remembered his plight – and maybe, just maybe, the new prison-warder Fidelio holds the key to his fate. Beethoven loved his only opera more than anything he ever wrote. It’s a tale of disguises and escapes, of tyranny and freedom, of heroism and love, all set to music of soul-stirring nobility and compassion, and it loses none of its power in concert. Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO are joined by London Voices and a world-class cast to retell one of the most inspiring stories ever set to music.

This is a semi-staged concert performance.

This performance is sung in German with English narration.

Generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE and members of our Fidelio Supporter Syndicate: His Excellency Dr Peter Ammon, German Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Peter & Fiona Espenhahn; and Irina & Rodrik Gofman.

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