Fidelio: Beethoven Opera Opens LA Opera's Season
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The last date listed for Fidelio was Saturday October 6, 2007 / 2:00pm.
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LA Opera brings Gaetano Donizetti's tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor back to Los Angeles for the first time in a decade. Loosely based on Sir Walter Scott's historical novel, Lucia concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton, who's caught in a vicious feud between families. The setting is the hills of Scotland (Lammermoor) in the 17th century. Donizetti wrote Lucia in 1835 -- a time when Europeans were highly interested in the history and culture of Scotland, having romanticized its violent wars and feuds, and its folklore and mythology. This production is sung in Italian, with English supertitles. Learn More
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- “James Conlon... drives the score with propulsive enthusiasm that takes, so to speak,no prisoners.” -Los Angeles Times
- “Fidelio kicked off the company's 21st season in splendid form this past weekend... a veritable explosion of mechanical shapes, wheels and staircases... pure magic!" -Variety
Music Director James Conlon opens LA Opera's season with Beethoven's Fidelio, a celebration of humanity's desire for freedom and justice. More than 200 years after its premiere, this drama of wrongful imprisonment and the triumph of true love remains as relevant as ever. <p>Unjustly incarcerated by a ruthless oppressor, Florestan languishes in a secret prison, held without charge or trial. His wife Leonore, desperate to find him and willing to die if she must, adopts the disguise of a young man - Fidelio - and becomes the jailer's assistant, hoping to free her beloved husband.</p> <p>This astonishingly forceful contemporary production resonates with edge-of-your-seat excitement and matchless music, complete with stunning arias, inspiring choruses, two of the most famous quartets in all of opera, and exuberant orchestral writing.</p>