FIDELIO: Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7:00 p.m., Teatro La Fenice, Venice. Music trip with two nights, premium tickets, city tour and dinner.
FIDELIO • Nov. 20, 2021 | Teatro La Fenice, Venice
Fidelio • Teatro La Fenice, Venice
Fidelio – from 20 to 30 November 2021 – Season 2021 / 2022
Opera by Ludwig van Beethoven
The opera Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven will be performed on November 20, 2021 at the Teatro La Fenice.The opera in two acts is based on the opera Léonore, ou L’amour conjugal (libretto: Jean Nicolas Bouilly) and was premiered in 1805 at the Theater an der Wien.
Don Fernando • Bongani Justice Kubheka
Don Pizzarro • Oliver Zwarg
Florestan • Ian Koziara
Leonore • Tamara Wilson
Rocco • Tilmann Rönnebeck
Jaquino • Leonardo Cortellazzi
Marzelline • Ekaterina Bakanova
La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Conductor • Myung-Whun Chung
Director, Sets & Costumes • Joan Rechi
Dates “Fidelio” 2021
- Saturday November 20, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday November 23, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday November 25, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday November 27, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
- Tuesday November 30, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Fidelio is the only opera by Ludwig van Beethoven
The original title was Leonore, the name of the protagonist and heroine. It is about the triumph of love and loyalty in marriage against all external resistance.
Leonore’s husband Florestan is in jail for political offenses. In order to save her husband from death, his wife Leonore disguises herself as a prison guard and calls herself “Fidelio”. The name Fidelio comes from a Shakespeare romance in which the king’s daughter with the name Fidelio also wears men’s clothes.
Florestan has a vision that Leonore will come as an angel to save him.
The opera is peppered with beautiful melodies like the prisoner’s choir (O what lust – “O what a joy”), as an ode to freedom.