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.
The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 6.15pm: In advance of Beethoven’s Fidelio, the opening concert of Belief & Beyond Belief, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski discusses Fidelio with Professor Laura Tunbridge and Gillian Moore, Director of Music at Southbank Centre. Admission free.