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Work: Fidelio

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ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
PeriodRomantic
Year1814
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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PamplonaFidelio de Beethoven

*Fidelio* de Beethoven
Beethoven: Fidelio
Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra; Igor Ijurra Fernández; Berna Perles; César Augusto Gutiérrez; Damián del Castillo; Tijl Faveyts

GlyndebourneBeethoven and Brahms

Beethoven, Brahms
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Robin Ticciati; Alina Ibragimova; Emma Bell; David Butt Philip

BerlinFidelio

Beethoven: Fidelio
Simone Young; Harry Kupfer; Staatsoper Berlin; Hans Schavernoch; Yan Tax; Simon O'Neill; Roman Trekel

MunichFidelio

© Wilfried Hösl
Beethoven: Fidelio
Markus Stenz; Calixto Bieito; Bavarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Anja Kampe; Franz-Josef Selig

SevilleGala Concert - 30th Anniversary of Teatro de la Maestranza

Gala Concert - 30th Anniversary of Teatro de la Maestranza
Carnicer, Mozart, García, Beethoven, Gomis, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Giménez, Alfano, Zandonai
Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla; Juanjo Mena; Carlos Álvarez; Simón Orfila; Xabier Anduaga; José Bros
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Fidelio rescues Garsington Opera's 2020 festival

Toby Spence (Florestan) © Johan Persson
Peter Mumford's intelligent staging concept and a knockout performance by a reduced Philharmonia Orchestra made this a night to remember.
*****
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Lise Davidsen leads a revolutionary Fidelio at Covent Garden

Lise Davidsen (Leonore) © ROH | Bill Cooper
An outstanding role debut from Davidsen, a star-studded vocal cast and a revelatory orchestral performance make a Beethoven anniversary performance to savour.
*****
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Fidelio in Zurich: singing fine, but staging, “Nein!”

Anja Kampe (Leonore) and Andreas Schager (Florestan) © Herwig Prammer

In its revival here in Zurich, the soloists and choir of Beethoven's Fidelio give stellar vocal performances. But having done away with any real set, the opera was not without its shortcomings.

**111
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A bold update of Beethoven in Prague

Melanie Diener (Leonore) and Daniel Frank (Florestan) © Hana Smejkalová
Realism elbows aside romanticism in this dark departure from a star-studded tradition.
****1
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No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Chung's mastery of orchestral colour and texture came into its own, the brooding introduction to Act 2 making for a harrowingly apocalyptic representation of tyranny.
****1
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