Presented by Seattle Opera

by Ludwig van Beethoven

Justice and love triumph over oppression and tyranny in Beethoven’s sole operatic work – a sublime celebration of freedom. Devoted wife Leonore poses as a man (Fidelio) in order to rescue her husband, wrongly imprisoned for his political beliefs. Beethoven’s highly dramatic score elevates the simple, powerful human drama to a higher plane. Vocal highlights include glorious ensembles, the moving “Prisoners’ Chorus,” an ecstatic love duet, and a triumphant final chorus that fills the stage with joy.

In German with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes, with 1 intermission

Photo © Rozarii Lynch

Event Showings

Event Details

  • Oct 13 - 27 , 2012
  • Lobby - 2.5 hours prior to show time
  • $25 - $205