About the Event
Discover Beethoven's famous opera 'Fidelio' in a new version by David Hermann at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera is a monolith in many ways: First, to this day it is considered the quintessential freedom opera. The female protagonist Leonore is one of the most heroic figures in the operatic canon. And despite the repeated political appropriation of the opera and its characters, the work continues to resist one‐sided attributions to this day: The humanistic‐idealistic appeal of Beethoven's music is stronger and more universal than any univocality.
Moreover, Beethoven succeeded here for the first time in composing a specifically German opera. In the combination of bourgeois stirring piece, rescue opera and oratorical appeal to humanity, an alchemy was created that served as a model for German Romantic opera.
In German language with German and English surtitles
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio
Cast / Production
Conductor Stephan Zilias
Stage director David Hermann
Set design, Costume design Johannes Schütz
Light design Ulrich Niepel
Chorus Director Jeremy Bines
Dramaturgy Carolin Müller‐Dohle
Don Fernando Philipp Jekal
Don Pizarro Markus Brück
Florestan Valentyn Dytiuk
Leonore Flurina Stucki
Rocco Tobias Kehrer
Marzelline Lilit Davtyan
Jaquino Gideon Poppe
1st Prisoner John Irvin
2nd Prisoner Tadeusz Milewski
Chorus Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchestra Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin is the biggest opera house in the German capital, and a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation established in the early 1900s. The original building was destroyed during the Second World War, but was eventually replaced, and the new theater opened in 1961 - six weeks after construction began on the Berlin Wall. Serving West Berlin, its sober, linear design avoids anything that might distract vistiors from the performance. The repertoire of the theater focuses on the great classics such as Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, but frequently presents contemporary opera as well. The Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has been named 'Chorus of the Year' many times for its outstanding performances.