Kirill Petrenko conducts “Fidelio” at the Philharmonie

Kirill Petrenko conducts “Fidelio” at the Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko

Marlis Petersen, Matthew Polenzani, Peter Rose

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Fidelio, op. 72 (3rd version from 1814) Concert Performance

    Marlis Petersen soprano (Leonora), Matthew Polenzani tenor (Florestan), Peter Rose bass (Rocco), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller soprano (Marzelline), Paul Schweinester tenor (Jaquino), Wolfgang Koch baritone (Don Pizzaro), Tareq Nazmi bass (Don Fernando), Stephen Chambers tenor (1st Prisoner), David Ostrek bass (2nd Prisoner), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio is a plea for overcoming the arbitrariness of power and tyranny – and a hymn to love. Beethoven’s lifelong motto, “Freyheit über alles lieben; Wahrheit nie, (auch am Throne nicht) läugnen” (Love freedom above everything else, never disavow truth, not even before the throne), is reflected vividly in his work. Following performances at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Kirill Petrenko conducts the work in the Philharmonie. The cast is headed by Marlis Petersen, currently the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Artist in Residence.

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