Fidelio

MUSIC BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

 

DEFEATING TYRANNY FROM THE INSIDE.

 

Arrested. Tortured. Presumed dead. Two years ago, Leonora's husband disappeared into the depths of a detention facility run by his political enemy. Now, the only way to discover if he's alive is for Leonora to infiltrate the prison disguised as a man. Elza van den Heever stars as Leonora. Conducted by Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim.

New San Francisco Opera production 

 

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Libretto by Josef Sonnleithner and Georg Friedrich Treitschke

Sung in German with English supertitles

 

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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of prison dramas like The Shawshank Redemption and Orange is the New Black; Beethoven; and heroes chasing justice, like those of The Night Of, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Tosca.

FOUND IN SERIES

A, D, R/R+RBW, G, J, M, B, E, T, H, K, N

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Saturday 09/12/20 7:30PM
Tuesday 09/15/20 7:30PM
Friday 09/18/20 7:30PM
Wednesday 09/23/20 7:30PM
Sunday 09/27/20 2:00PM
Thursday 10/01/20 7:30PM

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THE BUZZ

Conductor Eun Sun Kim “drew glorious playing from the Opera Orchestra and paced every scene freely but precisely.”
San Francisco Chronicle

"The excellent cast was headed by the German baritone Falk Struckmann, whose commanding voice and musical intelligence brought dignity to this disintegrating character.”
The New York Times

Elza van den Heever has emerged as "one of the most important dramatic sopranos in the opera world.”
Opera News

SYNOPSIS

One woman dares to hope that her husband, a dissident long thought to be dead, might still be alive — in one of the most dangerous detention centers on earth.

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Cast and Creative

CAST
Leonore Elza van den Heever
Florestan Simon O'Neill
Don Pizarro Falk Struckmann
Rocco Eric Owens
Don Fernando Alfred Walker

PERFORMANCES

September 12, 15, 18, 23, and 27; October 1, 2020

CREATIVE
Conductor Eun Sun Kim
Stage Director Matthew Ozawa
Set Designer Alexander V. Nichols
Costume Designer Jessica Jahn
Lighting Designer JAX Messenger
Fight Director Dave Maier
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

*  San Francisco Opera debut

A San Francisco Opera production.

 

Previous performances of Fidelio can be found in our Archive

MADE POSSIBLE BY

Opening Weekend Grand Sponsor, Diane B. Wilsey.

Additional support is provided by John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Edmund W. and Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Fund; Bernard and Barbro Osher; and Joan and David Traitel.

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