BEETHOVEN: FIDELIO - The Royal Opera (12A)  Image

Unfortunately due to Covid 19, the Royal Opera House will not be performing tonight and therefore we will be unable to have a recording of this for Wednesday evening. We are currently waiting to hear if this may be rescheduled to a later date and if it does we will advise all bookings. However for the moment, there will be no production of Fidelio at Haslemere Hall on Wednesday 18th March and we apologise for any inconvenience caused however, we are sure you understand and we will be in touch as soon as we have more information.


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.

Recorded live on Tuesday 17th March 2020, this performance is sung in German with English subtitles and is expected to run for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.


£14.50 (includes £0.50 booking fee)