Skip to content ↓

Fidelio

background

The safety and security of Bryanston staff, students and our audience is of paramount importance and we take this responsibility very seriously. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Opera House has issued a statement that "upcoming cinema screenings are also cancelled".

Therefore the screening of Fidelio is cancelled, the box office will automatically refund those who have bought tickets and will be in touch in due course. 

Bookings for all other Royal Opera House screenings has now been suspended, further advice will be given to ticket holders in due course.

 

Sung in German with English subtitles 

Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes

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.

 

STAGE PERFORMANCES 

1–17 March 2020

  

Image: Jonas Kaufmann ©Gregor Hohenberg