The Nederlandse Reisopera presents a beautiful new interpretation of Beethoven's only opera, about tyranny and the fight for freedom. About strong characters, invincible conjugal fidelity and hope.
Beethoven shook up the musical world order with this opera. The music embraces the depths of despair and ecstatic hope of the soul. The roles require extraordinary singing voices. That is why the internationally renowned Dutch soprano Kelly God has been chosen for the role of Leonore.
In Fidelio, the female protagonist, Leonore, switches identities and, as the man 'Fidelio', puts everything on the line to free her lover from a deep dungeon.
The nobleman Florestan (meaning: the wild and active) has been wrongly imprisoned by his political opponent, Governor Pizarro. Leonore disguises herself as a young man, Fidelio (meaning: faithful) and goes to work in the prison to save her husband. The situation escalates when Marzelline, the daughter of prison guard Rocco, falls in love with Fidelio.
The Reisopera developed this opera production together with Den Kongelige Opera (Copenhagen) and Teatr Wielki (Warsaw).
John Fulljames, Aylin Seda Bozok
Bryan Register, Kelly God, Felix Speer, Julietta Aleksanyan, Petter Moen, Bastiaan Everink, Frederik Bergman
Phion, Orkest van Gelderland, Overijssel