Opera

Beethoven's Fidelio

Deborah Warner (stage director), Daniel Barenboim (conductor) — With Klaus Florian Vogt (Florestan), Anja Kampe (Leonore), Peter Mattei (Don Fernando), Falk Struckmann (Don Pizarro) ...

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Cast

Deborah Warner — Stage director
Jean Kalman — Lighting
Chloe Obolensky — Scenography, costumes
Klaus Florian Vogt — Florestan
Anja Kampe — Leonore
Peter Mattei — Don Fernando
Falk Struckmann — Don Pizarro
Kwangchul Youn — Rocco
Mojca Erdmann — Marzelline
Florian Hoffmann — Jaquino
Bruno Casoni — Chorus Master
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Daniel Barenboim — Conductor

Program notes

Beethoven’s only opera receives a reinvigorating modern update by visionary stage director Deborah Warner at Milan’s storied La Scala! The story of wrongly imprisoned Florestan and his wife Leonore’s heroic rescue mission, during which she disguises herself as the titular Fidelio, is ultimately representative of the triumph of freedom and humanity over venality and oppression. The glorious score is impeccably conducted by Daniel Barenboim, in his last production as La Scala’s musical director.

In Warner’s “sharp and relevant” envisioning of the action, full of “sublime” stagework and music (Bachtrack), Anja Kampe provides a “splendidly acted journey of discovery” in the title role, enhanced even further by bass Kwangchul Youn’s uncommon depth as jailer Rocco, Klaus Florian Vogt’s assured turn as Florestan, and a flawless supporting cast.

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Directed by:
Patrizia Carmine
Venue: Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy)
Production date: 2014
Duration: 2 h 31 min
Production: © RAI / Teatro alla Scala
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR
Resolution: Full HD