Sun 29 November, Sun 6 , Thu 10 & Sat 12 December
Leeds Town Hall
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we regret to announce that this event is cancelled and all ticket holders will receive a full refund for their tickets.
Despite the latest setback, Opera North is excited to announce that their dramatic concert performance of Fidelio will be streamed live from Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 12 December at 7pm, and will be available for seven days after this. For more information about the live stream please visit Opera North's website.
A dramatic concert performance
Ludwig van Beethoven
In German with English surtitles and narration
Approx 1hr 45 mins, no interval
Opera North marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a dramatic concert performance of his only opera, Fidelio. This romantic melodrama, inspired by a true story from the French Revolution, speaks to our times with its themes of isolation, liberty and humanity. Fidelio is actually Leonore, a noblewoman disguised as a boy in search of her husband, Florestan, who has been unjustly imprisoned by tyrannical political opponent Don Pizarro. Fidelio secures a job as a prison guard and sets in motion a chain of events in which she must risk everything to save her husband’s life...
An impressive cast of internationally-renowned singers including Rachel Nicholls, Toby Spence, Robert Hayward and Brindley Sherratt is conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. Accompanied by a 33-piece orchestra and 24-strong chorus this will be one of the largest on-stage ensembles since the COVID-19 outbreak. The powerful and poignant music includes highlights such as the moving Prisoners’ Chorus and the thrilling trumpet call as the drama reaches its climax.
Leonore - Rachel Nicholls
Florestan - Toby Spence
Rocco - Brindley Sherratt
Marzelline - Fflur Wyn (pictured above)
Jaquino - Oliver Johnston
Don Pizarro - Robert Hayward
Conductor - Mark Wigglesworth
Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North