Antonio Pappano conducts Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann in a new production of Beethoven’s only opera – an uplifting story of risk and triumph.

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.


The Royal Opera
Lise Davidsen | Jonas Kaufmann | Georg Zeppenfeld | Simon Neal | Amanda Forsythe
Conductor: Antonio Pappano | Director: Tobias Kratzer

*Broadcast and screened live via satellite.*

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17 March 2020 7:15PM

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Ticket Prices

Full Price from £19.50 Concessions from £11.00
Suitable for 12A

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes