Elisabeth Söderström (Leonore), Anton De Ridder (Florestan), Curt Appelgren (Rocco), Robert Allman (Pizarro), Elizabeth Gale (Marzelline), Ian Caley (Jaquino), Michael Langdon (Fernando), David Johnston (First Prisoner), Roger Bryson (Second Prisoner)
Recording Date: 1979
Place of recording: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Running Time: 120 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
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Sir Peter Hall’s outstanding 1979 Glyndebourne Festival Opera production of Fidelio remains remarkably faithful to the way Beethoven intended the opera to be. The stage directions of the original version – completed in 1814 after two revisions – are followed exactly by Sir Peter.
“Söderström's tour de force of suffering and deliverance, Hall's realistic, intimate yet intellectually driven production, and Haitink's vivid conducting makes this the best version on DVD.”
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