time & dates

28 Feb, 2020

Friday

7:00pm

1 Mar, 2020

Sunday

2:00pm

About the show

Beethoven’s only opera blazes with heroism.

Chained in a secret dungeon, an innocent man awaits certain death. But in Beethoven’s ode to love, risk and triumph, there is one prison guard who holds the key to his fate. Fidelio is the uplifting tale of Leonore, a heroic woman who creates a daring plan to free her husband from wrongful imprisonment, and the tyranny that put him there.

Under the direction of Asher Fisch, Beethoven’s score blazes with soul-stirring emotion in this concert production of a work rarely performed in Perth. German soprano Christiane Libor delivers a mighty, no-holds-barred performance as Leonore, leading one of the finest casts ever assembled in Australia.

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, Fidelio is presented as a hallmark work of the 2020 Perth Festival. Featuring the full force of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Opera Chorus and WASO Chorus with narrator Eryn Jean Norvill, this once in a generation retelling of one of the most inspiring stories ever set to music is completely unmissable.

SUNG IN GERMAN

Opera in concert sung in German with English surtitles. Narrated in English. A West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Perth Festival commission presented in association with West Australian Opera. Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts. Clare Watson appears courtesy of Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Cast

Conductor Asher Fisch
Leonore/Fidelio Christiane Libor
Florestan Tomislav Mužek
Don Fernando Adrian Tamburini
Marzelline Felicitas Fuchs
Jaquino Andrew Goodwin
Don Pizarro Warwick Fyfe
Rocco Jonathan Lemalu

Narrator Eryn Jean Norvill
Dramatic Text Alison Croggon
Director Clare Watson

West Australian Symphony Orchestra
West Australian Opera Chorus
WASO Chorus

Location

Perth Concert Hall

5 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000