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Prom 9

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Friday 21 July 2017 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)Fidelio (concert performance, sung in German)
Juanjo MenaConductor
Ricarda MerbethSopranoLeonore
Stuart SkeltonTenorFlorestan
Detlef RothBaritoneDon Pizarro
David SoarBassDon Fernando
James CreswellBassRocco
Louise AlderSopranoMarzelline
Benjamin HulettTenorJaquino
Orfeón Donostiarra
BBC Philharmonic

The first of three politically charged stage works this season is Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio – a passionate musical protest against political oppression,  first performed in the wake of the French Revolution. At its heart is the stirring ‘Prisoners’ Chorus’, a poignant hymn to freedom and the power of the human spirit. Australian tenor Stuart Skelton stars as the imprisoned Florestan, with soprano Ricarda Merbeth as his faithful and resourceful wife Leonore. 

Tickets £9.50 - £50.

Ricarda Merbeth and Stuart Skelton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
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