Love is stronger than fear.

Beethoven’s only opera is an ode to freedom. To rescue her husband, a political prisoner, the noblewoman Leonore disguises herself as a man and works at the prison where she believes her husband is held. Ranging from breathtaking arias to one of the most beautiful choral tributes to freedom ever written, Beethoven’s score is truly sublime, with an ever-building dramatic intensity that leaves the audience exhilarated.

Come hear and feel the power of this magnificent Beethoven opus.

Cast

Leonore
Alexandra LoBianco

Florestan
Clay Hilley

Marzelline
Alisa Jordheim*

Don Pizarro
Kelly Markgraf

Rocco
Matt Boehler

Jaquino
David Blalock*

Don Fernando
Liam Moran*

 * Madison Opera debut

Learn more about our cast!

Production

Conductor: John DeMain

Director: Tara Faircloth*

Sung in German with projected English translations

Production Dates:

Friday, November 21, 2014 | 8pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 2:30pm
Overture Hall

Run time:
approx. 2 hours 30 minutes, including one intermission

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Performances
Fidelio
Nov. 21 & 23, 2014
Feb. 6, 7, & 8, 2015
April 24 & 26, 2015
July 25, 2015
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