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.
WIth the Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera Chorus