Beethoven’s only opera has captivated audiences worldwide with its themes of justice, freedom, and the power of the human spirit. Leonore whose husband Florestan has been imprisoned by his political rival – the villainous Don Pizarro. Determined to rescue him, Leonore disguises herself as a young man named Fidelio and gets a job within the prison, earning the trust of the jailer, Rocco. As news breaks that a government official is visiting the prison to investigate rumors of cruelty, Don Pizarro decides to execute Florestan. Will Leonore be able to save her love from certain death?
Sung in German with English translations above the stage.
Kirsten Chambers, Leonore
Alexander Boyd, Don Pizarro
Erik Kroncke, Rocco
Hanna Brammer, Marzelline
Claudia McCorkle & BEAU
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Presented by St. Petersburg Opera.