Wednesday 18th March 7.15pm / Main House

ROH LIVE: FIDELIO


Encore Broadcast (recorded live Tuesday 17th March)

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.

(Sung in German with English subtitles)

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 18th March 7.15pm

Full Price: £15.50 | Concessions: £14.50 | Child: £10.00

(Premier seating available for an additional £1.00 per ticket)

 

Running Time: Approx 2 hours 30 minutes

Cast & Creatives

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

Dramaturg Bettina Bartz

 

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.