Beethoven’s Fidelio

Beethoven

What is love without freedom? An imprisoned young revolutionary, the bravery of a wife who stops at nothing to save him, the injustice of a seemingly inevitable death sentence: this is what moved the romantic Beethoven to compose his only opera, here presented as a prelude to the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth in 2020 and with an exceptional international cast assembled by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Both entirely of its time and absolutely inimitable, this dramatic work expresses all the complexity of Beethoven’s personality.  

 

Complete opera, performed in concert version 

Coproduction with the Opéra de Montréal

25

October
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

27

October
3:00pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

 
conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Florestan

Michael Schade, tenor

Leonore 

Lise Davidsen, soprano

Don Pizarro

Luca Pisaroni, baryton-basse

Don Fernando

Alan Held, baryton

Rocco 

Raymond Aceto, bass

Marzelline 

Kimy McLaren, soprano

Jaquino

Jean-Michel Richer, tenor

Prisoner 1

Spencer Britten, tenor

Prisoner 2

Jean-Philippe McClish, bass-baritone

Chœur de l’Opéra de Montréal

Works

BEETHOVEN

Fidelio