Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven, October 2018


Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Libretto by Joseph von Sonnleithner, revised in 1806 by Stephan von Breuning and in 1814 by Georg Friedrich Treitschke, after Jean-Nicolas Bouilly's Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal (Leonora, or Married Love).

October 11, 13, 19, 2018, at 8 pm
Wednesday, October 17, at 7 pm
Sunday, October 21, at 2:30 pm

The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.

Sung in German , with English surtitles
Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain


A woman risks everything to rescue her husband, a political prisoner.

Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio tells a story as eternal as tyranny and as powerful as love. It goes straight to the heart of what it means to be human.

A timeless call for human justice, this magnificent work expresses Beethoven's heartfelt sense of the fragility of freedom and the necessity of hope – all with music of heart-stopping beauty.


Cast and Creative Team

  • Conductor: Timothy Vernon
  • Director: WIm Trompert
  • Designer: Nancy Bryant
  • Projection Designer: Monica Hernandez

  • Leonore: Aviva Fortunata
  • Florestan: Brent Turner
  • Don Pizarro: Peter McGillivray
  • Rocco: Brian Bannatyne-Scott
  • Jacquino: Owen McCausland
  • Don Fernando: Neil Craighead
  • Marcellina: Miriam Khalil

WIth the Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera Chorus



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Single tickets on sale July 30, 2018

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Performances take place at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, Victoria.