The situation is grim. Florestan, an undocumented political prisoner reported as dead, is locked in a deep dungeon.
His wife Leonore still believes him to be alive and disguises herself as a man called Fidelio to get work in the prison. Don Pizarro, the tyrannical and abusive prison governor plans Florestan’s demise. And the upright minister Don Fernando rebalances the scales of justice. Beethoven’s only opera is an uplifting plea for love, justice and freedom.
SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Fidelio In Focus, a free online introduction to the opera with Deborah Kelleher takes place on 1 NOVEMBER. Booking information to be announced.
“a political manifesto against tyranny and oppression, a hymn to the beauty and sanctity of marriage, an exalted affirmation of faith in God as the ultimate human resource” - Leonard Bernstein
“Sinead Campbell-Wallace was a remarkable Leonore, vocally and dramatically” - Opera magazine
Cast and Creative Team
|Leonore||Sinéad Campbell Wallace|
|Don Fernando||David Howes|
|Prisoner 1||Jacek Wislocki|
|Prisoner 2||Matthew Mannion|
|Set & Costume Designer||Francis O'Connor|
|Lighting Designer||Sinéad Wallace|
|Chorus Director||Elaine Kelly|
|Irish National Opera Orchestra|
|Irish National Opera Chorus|