Opera Explained: Beethoven - Fidelio

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Opera Explained: Beethoven - Fidelio

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8558077
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1

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79 minutes

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Opera Explained: Beethoven - Fidelio


Beethoven:

Fidelio, Op. 72

Introduction to the Opera


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Thomson Smillie: Opera Explained - BEETHOVEN: Fidelio

Introduction to Fidelio

The four overtures and plot outline

Act 1: Marzelline and Jaquino

Quartet: Marzelline, Leonore, Rocco, Jaquino

Entrance of Pizarro

Leonore - Recitative and Aria - 'Abscheulicher!'

The Prisoners' Chorus - 'O welche Lust!'

Leonore learns her husband's fate

Act 1: Florestan in the dungeon

Melodrama - Leonore and Rocco dig the grave

Leonore reveals her true identity

Finale - 'Liberation from tyranny'

Leonore releases Florestan from his chains

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