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Fidelio / Belief and Beyond Belief: Meaning

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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.

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