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Melanie Diener (Leonore) and Daniel Frank (Florestan) © Hana Smejkalová
Prague

A bold update of Beethoven in Prague

By , 22 September 2018
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Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

By , 21 June 2018
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Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Don Pizarro), Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) and Stephen Gould (Florestan) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre, Tokyo
Tokyo

Cynicism reigns in Katharina Wagner’s Fidelio in Tokyo

By , 20 May 2018
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Brandon Jovanovich (Florestan), Anja Kampe (Leonore) and Christof Fischesser (Rocco) © Toni Suter (2013)
Zürich

Bodies inside a box: a colourless Fidelio in Zurich

By , 03 December 2017
***11
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Ricarda Merbeth and Stuart Skelton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 9: Refined beauty in Beethoven's Fidelio

By , 21 July 2017
***11
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Stefan Cerny (Rocco) and Emma Bell (Leonore) © Paul Leclaire
Cologne

Fidelio: delightful Beethoven in Cologne

By , 01 July 2017
****1
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Adrian Dwyer (Florestan) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Impressive singing in Longborough Fidelio

By , 24 June 2017
***11
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Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Jürgen Flimm's production of Fidelio returns to The Met after a long absence

By , 16 March 2017
****1
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Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO © Simon Jay Price
London

Fidelio with footnotes from Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO

By , 21 January 2017
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Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Simon O'Neill and Sir Antonio Pappano © Riccardo Musacchio & Flavio Ianniello
Rome

Pappano releases the shackles: an uplifting Fidelio in Rome

By , 22 October 2016
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Falk Struckmann (Don Pizarro), Camilla Nylund (Leonore) und Andreas Schager (Florestan) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Harry Kupfer’s Fidelio confuses at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 09 October 2016
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Beethoven's Leonore at Buxton Festival © Robert Workman
Buxton

“Beethoven's what?” Leonore at Buxton Festival

By , 08 July 2016
***11
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Florestan) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

A routine Fidelio in Vienna saved by some impressive debuts

By , 07 January 2016
***11
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Elena Pankratova (Leonore) and Christian Elsner (Florestan) © GTG | Carole Parodi
Geneva

A safe bet: Fidelio at the Grand Théâtre, Geneva

By , 10 June 2015
***11
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Revival of Fidelio at Wiener Staatsoper © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Nina Stemme shines in a rousing Fidelio in Vienna

By , 06 June 2015
****1
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Fidelio © Tato Baeza | Palau de les Arts
Madrid

A shadow of Fidelio: Haenchen disappoints at Teatro Real

By , 27 May 2015
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

Fidelio in concert with the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena

By , 08 May 2015
***11
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Anja Kampe (Leonore) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | La Scala
Milan

Warner's electrifying Fidelio starts the season and ends an era at La Scala

By , 13 December 2014
****1
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Peter Wedd (Florestan) and Rebecca von Lipinski (Leonore) © Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Garsington Opera's Fidelio proves entertaining but emotionally flat

By , 06 June 2014
***11
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Marcy Stonikas (Leonore) and Roy Cornelius Smith (Florestan) © Barbara Palffy | Volksoper
Vienna

After over 70 years apart, Beethoven’s Fidelio is reunited with the Volksoper

By , 25 May 2014
***11
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©  Bavarian State Opera / Wilfried Hösl
London

ENO's new season opens with Bieito's contradictory Fidelio

By , 25 September 2013
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©  Bertrand Stofleth
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Opéra de Lyon's Fidelio from deepest space – with Segways

By , 10 August 2013
***11
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Anna Prohaska (Marzelline) and Johannes Chum (Jaquino)  ©  Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Harnoncourt's Fidelio sees a remarkable directing debut in Vienna

By , 19 March 2013
****1
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Bristol

Bristol Opera's Fidelio at St George's Bristol

By , 03 November 2012
***11
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©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Fidelio an enduring ode to freedom in Dresden

By , 17 June 2012
***11
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Dean Power (First Prisoner), Jussi Myllys (Jailer), Laura Tatulescu (Marzelline), Franz-Josef Selig  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

More Bieito than Beethoven: Fidelio at the Bayerische Staatsoper

By , 27 November 2011
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Steven Harrison (Florestan) and Emma Bell (Leonore)  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's 'Fidelio'- A Focus on Freedom

By , 16 April 2011
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Nina Stemme as Leonore, Kurt Rydl as Rocco, Elizabeth Watts as Marzelline,  ©  The Royal Opera / Catherine Ashmore, March 2011
London

Fidelio at the Royal Opera

By , 29 March 2011
***11
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Michael König (Florestan) und Christiane Libor (Leonore) © Monika Rittershaus | Wiener Festwochen
Vienna

Achim Freyers Fidelio - Spektakel bei den Wiener Festwochen

By , 16 June 2016
***11
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<em>Fidelio</em>: Ensemble und Concentus Musicus Wien unter Stefan Gottfried © Herwig Prammer | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

Getrübtes Festkonzert: Beethovens Fidelio am Theater an der Wien

By , 17 January 2016
***11
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Franz Supper als Florestan © Anna-Maria Löffelberger | Salzburger Landestheater
Salzburg

Mord und Totschlag: Andreas Gergens Fidelio am Salzburger Landestheater

By , 18 April 2015
***11
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