Classical music

Fidelio: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Part of Classical Season

Beethoven loved Fidelio, his only opera, more than anything he ever wrote – find out why at this concert performance. Chained in a dungeon, an innocent man awaits certain death.

But as the world goes about its business above him, someone has remembered his plight – and maybe, just maybe, the new prison-warder Fidelio holds the key to his fate. This is a tale of disguises and escapes, of tyranny and freedom, of heroism and love, all set to music of soul-stirring nobility and compassion, and it loses none of its power in concert.

Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO are joined by London Voices and a world-class cast to retell one of the most inspiring stories ever set to music.

Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.

* Please note a change of artist to originally advertised.


Anja Kampe, soprano
Ben Johnson, tenor
Daniel Slater, director
Kristinn Sigmundsson, Rocco
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Voices
Pavlo Hunka, Don Pizarro
Robert Dean Smith, tenor
Ronan Collett, Don Fernando
Sofia Fomina, soprano, Woglinde
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor


.: (concert performance, sung in German with an English narration)
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fidelio

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