Fidelio Opera Previews

October 5-6, 2021

Explore Fidelio in a 90-minute presentation by Nicholas Mathew.

Dr. Nicholas Mathew, Professor of Music at University of California, Berkeley and a noted Beethoven expert, will enhance our knowledge of Beethoven's only opera. Author of the 2013 study Political Beethoven, he specializes in the relationship of Beethoven's music to the culture of his time. One of his books, Political Beethoven (2013), studies the relationship between Beethoven's music and the politics of his day. Another essay collection, The Invention of Beethoven and Rossini (this one co-edited) studies the "history of the fraught opposition between [Beethoven and Rossini], and the artistic and philosophical traditions they came to represent." Dr. Mathew is also, like Beethoven, a pianist, and curates the UC Berkeley Music Department's collection of 19th century pianos.


Throughout the Bay Area.


Varies by location. Please see below.

San Francisco Chapter

Virtual Opera Preview: Fidelio

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 12PM

This Opera Preview will be offered virtually via Zoom Webinar. The cost is $10 per attendee and all San Francisco Opera Guild Chapter members and the public are invited to attend.

Register here

For questions, contact John C. Morris, Education Program Manager, [email protected].

East Bay Chapter

Opera Preview: Fidelio

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:30PM

Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette

$10 per lecture. Admission payable only at the door; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Green Sah at (510) 338-0181 or [email protected].