Academy
Fidelio
Fidelio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
from December 23, 2021 to January 2, 2022
from December 23, 2021 to January 2, 2022
We kindly ask the audience to please read the COVID-19 informations about tickets and seats and how access the theater 

We inform the public that the last two performances scheduled for 5 and 7 January 2022 have been canceled.

In the next few days, the Foundation will provide more information regarding the change of date and the methods of reimbursement.

Unique among his works, Fidelio put Beethoven to the test. Eleven years of work and changes resulting in three versions of the opera. The story, adapted from the drama by Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, Leonora, o l’amor coniugale, was very well-known at the time, and belonged to the highly fashionable genre of the pièce de sauvetage, in which fictional and topical elements are blended together in an adventurous plot with a happy ending. The first version, from 1805, was considered long-winded, the second - a year later - was better, but still did not produce the desired results. Before returning to this untameable creature, Beethoven decided to wait, and a decade later, bolstered by his successes in instrumental music, attempted a third and final version. The libretto was revised by Georg Friedrich Treitschke, a number of pieces were eliminated, others re-written, and some passages of orchestration were touched up. On 23 May 1814, Fidelio was ready to take to the stage and finally receive the long-desired-for success. In his final version, Beethoven fully examined themes dear to him, such as the relationship between good and evil and between justice and tyranny, with the final triumph of Reason and Love, enhanced with music of epic content.

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