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Beethoven - Fidelio (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1334D

Beethoven - Fidelio (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1334D

Barcode: 0809478013341

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 21st January 2022

Gramophone Editor's Choice

Contents

Artists

Lise Davidsen
David Butt Philip
Georg Zeppenfeld
Robin Tritschler
Amanda Forsythe
Simon Neal
Egils Silins
Filipe Manu
Timothy Dawkins
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72

Artists

Lise Davidsen
David Butt Philip
Georg Zeppenfeld
Robin Tritschler
Amanda Forsythe
Simon Neal
Egils Silins
Filipe Manu
Timothy Dawkins
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

About

Lise Davidsen and David Butt Philip lead The Royal Opera in this striking new production.

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, David Butt Philip plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

The music is transcendent throughout with highlights including the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s aria, which conjures hope from the depths of despair. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

“Tobias Kratzer’s new staging rips Beethoven’s only opera in two to bring contemporary resonance… the singing is superb” – The Guardian

“... it can hardly be faulted” – The Stage ★★★★

... the show belongs to the Leonore of Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, whose rich, effortless sound and easy vocal athleticism (Beethoven is never easy on his singers) shine...” – Culture Whisper ★★★★

“Pappano’s interpretation makes this muchrevised score sound as though it had burst complete from Beethoven’s brow. It is a vital, provocative reading, symphonic in its shape, scope and style...” – The Time Literary Supplement

Extra features:
- Why The Royal Opera love performing Fidelio
- Cast gallery

Cast:
- Florestan: David Butt Philip
- Leonore: Lise Davidsen
- Rocco: Georg Zeppenfeld
- Don Pizarro: Simon Neal
- Marzelline: Amanda Forsythe
- Jaquino: Robin Tritschler
- Don Fernando: Egils Silinš
- First Prisoner: Filipe Manu
- Second Prisoner: Timothy Dawkins

Director: Tobias Kratzer
Designer: Rainer Sellmaier
Lighting designer: Michael Bauer
Video designer: Manuel Braun
Dramaturg: Bettina Bartz

Duration: approx. 133 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 + DTS-HD Surround 5.1
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO

Reviews

There’s still plenty of focus on the main characters ... not least with Davidsen’s wonderful Leonore, touchingly acted and superbly sung, her voice sounding gloriously rich and youthful both at full power and in moments of tenderness. It’s a magnificent performance. Butt Philip is outstanding, too. His Florestan is technically supreme, his tenor firm and controlled, albeit without Kaufmann’s colouristic range. ... For a musically excellent Fidelio married to a thought-provoking, challenging production, this can be safely recommended.  Hugo Shirley
Gramophone June 2022

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