Fidelio

Fidelio

Smooth/Arts  |  July 8, 2018

Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, features as the highlight of the Salzburg Festival: the stirring work centred around Leonore, who frees her incarcerated spouse Fidelio from prison, is timelessly relevant with powerful emotional situations and jarringly human pleas of anguish from Leonore: "Whoever you are, I want to rescue you. By God! You shall not be a victim!" In German.

Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, features as the highlight of the Salzburg Festival: the stirring work centred around Leonore, who frees her incarcerated spouse Fidelio from prison, is timelessly relevant with powerful emotional situations and jarringly human pleas of anguish from Leonore: "Whoever you are, I want to rescue you. By God! You shall not be a victim!" In German.

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