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Beethoven's Fidelio

Beethoven 250

  • Friday, 28 Feb 2020 - 7PM
  • Sunday, 1 Mar 2020 - 2PM

*view multiple performance dates above

Beethoven's only opera blazes with heroism.

Chained in a secret dungeon, an innocent man awaits certain death. But in Beethoven’s ode to love, risk and triumph, there is one prison guard who holds the key to his fate. Fidelio is the uplifting tale of Leonore, a heroic woman who creates a daring plan to free her husband from wrongful imprisonment, and the tyranny that put him there.

Under the direction of Asher Fisch, Beethoven’s score blazes with soul-stirring emotion in this concert production of a work rarely performed in Perth. German soprano Christiane Libor delivers a mighty, no-holds-barred performance as Leonore, leading one of the finest casts ever assembled in Australia.

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, Fidelio is presented as a hallmark work of the 2020 Perth Festival. Featuring the full force of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Opera Chorus and WASO Chorus with narrator Eryn Jean Norvill, this once in a generation retelling of one of the most inspiring stories ever set to music is completely unmissable.

Opera in concert sung in German with English subtitles


Asher Fisch conductor
Christiane Libor Leonore/ Fidelio
Tomislav Mužek Florestan
Adrian Tamburini Don Fernando
Felicitas Fuchs Marzelline
Andrew Goodwin Jaquino
Warwick Fyfe Don Pizarro
Jonathan Lemalu Rocco

Eryn Jean Norvill narrator 
Alison Croggon dramatic text
Clare Watson director


Act 1 Start 7:00pm
Interval 8:20pm*
Act 2 start 8:45pm*
Finish: 9:45pm*
Includes 25 min. interval*

Act 1 Start 2:00pm
Interval 3:20pm*
Act 2 start 3:45pm*
Finish: 4:45pm*
Includes 25 min. interval*

There will be a pre-concert talk with Cecilia Sun, at Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace Level 2.*:
Friday at 6:10pm
Sunday at 1:10pm 

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


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Opera in concert sung in German with English surtitles. Narrated in English. A West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Perth Festival commission presented in association with West Australian Opera. Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts. Clare Watson appears courtesy of Black Swan State Theatre Company.