Murray had it all – a clear voice suffused with brightness, great diction, solid highs, pitching in at maximum expressivity with the most beautiful lilt
Sinead Campbell-Wallace was a remarkable Leonore, vocally and dramatically
The situation is grim. Florestan, an undocumented political prisoner reported as dead, is locked in a deep dungeon. His wife Leonore still believes him to be alive and disguises herself as a man called Fidelio to get work in the prison. Don Pizarro, the tyrannical and abusive prison governor plans Florestan’s demise. And the upright minister Don Fernando rebalances the scales of justice.
Beethoven’s only opera is an uplifting plea for love, justice and freedom.
FIDELIO IN FOCUS : Monday 1 November 2021
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