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  1. Sep 26,  · Fidelio, staged by the English National Opera at the London Coliseum, fails to do justice to Beethoven's only opera, says Rupert Christiansen.
  2. Ludwig van Beethoven, composer of "Fidelio," was born at Bonn, December 16, He died at Vienna, March 26, As he composed but this one opera, and as his fame rests chiefly on his great achievements outside the domain of the stage -- symphonies, sonatas, etc. -- it is possible, as Storck suggests in his Opernbuch, to dispense with biographical data and confine ourselves to facts.
  3. Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera. Composed over a period of nearly 10 years, from the first failure in to the final version of , this romantic drama, a musician’s delight, underwent many reworkings. He wrote no fewer than four overtures to this opera and was never completely satisfied with any of them.
  4. Find recording details and track inforamtion for Fidelio, opera, Op. 72 - Ludwig van Beethoven on AllMusic.
  5. At the centre of Andreas Homoki’s compelling Fidelio production is the strong and courageous Leonore, who insinuates herself into a state prison disguised as a man by the name of Fidelio in order to free her husband Florestan. Beethoven’s only opera was written over a ten-year period as a work in progress.
  6. Dressed as a man and calling herself “Fidelio”, Leonore surreptitiously gains the confidence of the jailer Rocco and his daughter Marzelline, thus gaining access to the high security tract where her husband Florestan has been despotically incarcerated by Don Pizarro. Florestan is in mortal danger, but this does not intimidate his wife, who is determined to liberate him. Finally, however.
  7. Fidelio: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra [DVD] [] Buy a CD or Vinyl record and get 90 days free Amazon Music Unlimited Alicia de las Pozas. out of 5 stars A wonderful music with very good singers. Reviewed in the United States on 20 September Verified quitoquanmalsmacu.grogramesearchlisurderssimpnasibolgwe.infoinfos:
  8. Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, takes as its subject a theme close to the composer's heart: the defeat of tyranny through man's innate desire for liberty. The first version of the opera, premiered in under the title Leonore (the name of the heroine), was staggeringly unsuccessful. This was largely the result, however, of circumstances beyond Beethoven's control: Vienna was.

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