LvB250 – FIDELIO
Fidelio – Beethoven’s only opera in a concert performance.
Sunday 23 February 2020 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
Beethoven composed only one opera and for it, he chose a narrative about passion, heroism and the struggle against tyranny – themes that reflected the situation in Europe at the time and which were close to his heart.
Political activist and nobleman Florestan is imprisoned. His wife Leonore dresses up like a man and under the alias of Fidelio, she gets a job in the prison to save her husband. The story is said to be based on actual events during the French Revolution, or at least, this is what the author of the French original Jean-Nicolas Bouilly claimed. Beethoven’s music spans from gently lyrical to violently dramatic.
At this unique concert performance, we will hear the Swedish Chamber Orchestra of Örebro and conductor Thomas Dausgaard with several renowned Swedish and international singers, featuring Nina Stemme in the titular role.
The musicApproximate times
Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio, opera in concert version116 min
- Swedish Chamber Orchestra
- Thomas Dausgaard conductor
- Malin Christensson soprano
- Nina Stemme soprano
- Michael Weinius tenor
- Karl-Magnus Fredriksson baritone
- John Lundgren baritone
- Johan Schinkler bass