The Royal Opera 2019/2020: Fidelio (New Prod)
Book Tickets for The Royal Opera 2019/2020: Fidelio (New Prod)
Director: Tobias Kratzer
Cast: Georg Zeppenfeld, Lise Davidsen, Jonas Kaufmann
Release Date: 17/03/2020
Feature Runtime: 2 hrs 55 mins
Trailers: Approx. 20 mins
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.