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Cancelled: Fidelio

Leeds Town HallLeeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, LS1 3AD, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Sunday 29 November 202016:00
Sunday 06 December 202016:00
Thursday 10 December 202019:00
Saturday 12 December 202019:00
Programme
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)Fidelio (Concert performance)
Performers
Opera North
Mark WigglesworthConductor
Rachel NichollsSopranoLeonore
Toby SpenceTenorFlorestan
Robert HaywardBass-baritoneDon Fernando, Don Pizarro
Brindley SherrattBassRocco
Oliver JohnstonTenorJaquino
Fflur WynSopranoMarzelline
Orchestra of Opera North

Approx 1 hour 45 minutes, no interval

A dramatic concert performance of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, marking the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

This romantic melodrama, inspired by a true story from the French Revolution, speaks to our times with its themes of isolation, liberty and humanity. Fidelio is actually Leonore, a noblewoman disguised as a boy in search of her husband, Florestan, who has been unjustly imprisoned by tyrannical political opponent Don Pizarro. Fidelio secures a job as a prison guard and sets in motion a chain of events in which she must risk everything to save her husband’s life…

An impressive cast of internationally-renowned singers including Rachel Nicholls, Toby Spence, Robert Hayward and Brindley Sherratt is conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. Accompanied by a 33-piece orchestra and 24-strong chorus this will be one of the largest on-stage ensembles since the COVID-19 outbreak. The powerful and poignant music includes highlights such as the moving Prisoners’ Chorus and the thrilling trumpet call as the drama reaches its climax.

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