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Washington National Opera - Fidelio

Closed November 9, 2020

Love fuels a revolution in Beethoven's monumental masterpiece

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Why See Washington National Opera - Fidelio?

Classical & Opera

Beethoven's tale of resistance

Washington National Opera presents their rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera which was first performed in 1805. This compelling opera full of adventure and suspense was last showcased by Welsh National Opera over 30 years ago. Conducted by Robert Spano, this piece celebrates the determination to triumph in trying times, performed 193 years after Beethoven's death.

What is the story of Fidelio?

Florestan sits in a jail cell, lamenting his current state. Imprisoned when he attempted to uncover the unsavory political machinations of the prison governor Don Pizarro, no one knows he is here, save for his wife, Lenore.

Afraid for her husband, Leonore takes a job as an underling to the jailer Rocco, creating a new identity as a boy under the name Fidelio. Whilst she toils for two years in his service, Don Pizarro decides to murder his detainee in secret, bidding Rocco and Fidelio begin to dig a grave for Florestan. Finally seeing his wretched character after so long, 'Fidelio' hatches a plan for his rescue, aided by the kindly Minister of Justice, Don Fernando, who just happens to be on a visit to the dungeons.

Courage, fidelity, love, and resolution abound as Leonore and Florestan are reunited and corruption cast out in this truly soaring masterpiece.

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Opening night: 24 October 2020


Sung in German with projected English titles

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Bibliothèque nationale de France Used under Creative Commons License

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