Karita Matilla

WRTI Spotlight
7:56 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Houston Grand Opera: Beethoven's FIDELIO, Nov. 3rd, 1 pm

Soprano Karita Matilla sings Leonore, disguised as Fidelio in Beethoven's only opera.

Leonore is willing to do whatever it takes to free her husband, Florestan, an innocent political prisoner. Disguised as a boy (Fidelio), she bravely prevents Florestan's assassination by a corrupt governor. Beethoven's only opera is a musically brilliant story of a wife's selfless and courageous love. Listen on Saturday, November 3, 1 to 3:30 pm.

Ludwig van Beethoven: FIDELIO
Libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner. Sung in German

CAST:
Florestan: Simon O'Neill
Leonore/Fidelio: Karita Mattila

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