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