Opera

Fidelio

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 –1827)
Opera in two acts
Sung in German, with surtitles in German and English.
Libretto: Joseph Sonnleitner & Stephan von Breuning
Premiere: 1814 in Vienna

Trailer: Theater TV – Ullrich Bohn
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst
Photo: Lena Obst

Driven by unwavering love and hope, Leonore risks everything to rescue her husband Florestan from death in a political prison. Yet Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera is much more than a simple portrayal of a self-sacrificing wife: Florestan's fate stands as a symbol for all the politically prosecuted of this world, those in the light and those in the dark. Beethoven goes far beyond the mere depiction of injustice: through Leonore, he sets out to challenge the ruling powers against the great force of humanity. The opera's deeply moving music, coupled with the composer's ideals of freedom, democracy and his own remarkable struggle against adversity, have continued to inspire people around the world for over 200 years.

Evelyn Herlitzius has embodied the role of Leonore all over the world. With "Fidelio", she made her directorial debut at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

PREMIERE: 16 October 2022

Cast

Conductor Will Humburg
Director Evelyn Herlitzius
Stage & Costume Design Frank Philipp Schlößmann
Lighting Design Andreas Frank
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Constantin Mende
Leonore Flurina Stucki, Elisabeth Teige
Florestan Aaron Cawley, Nicky Spence
Don Pizarro Johannes Weisser, Tomasz Konieczny
Rocco Young Doo Park
Marzelline Alyona Rostovskaya
Jaquino Kathleho Mokhoabane
Don Fernando Hovhannes Karapetyan
1st Prisoner Yoontaek Rhim
2nd Prisoner Petro-Pavlo Tkalenko
Pizarro's Entourage N.N.
Chor, Extrachor & Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden