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Beethoven
Fidelio

For two centuries Fidelio’s story of the power of love to fight tyranny and political oppression has inspired freedom fighters around the world. Beethoven’s music uniquely captures the essence of the indomitable human spirit at its most noble. This cathartic performance, brilliantly led by Karl Böhm, brings together two legendary artists in their glorious prime: Jon Vickers as the unjustly imprisoned Florestan who is rescued by his faithful wife, Leonore, the great Birgit Nilsson in her very first performance of the role at the Met. Hermann Uhde is the malevolent Don Pizarro.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Feb 13, 1960
Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Librettist
Joseph Sonnleithner
Run Time
2 HRS 08 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Karl Böhm
Leonore
Birgit Nilsson
Florestan
Jon Vickers
Don Pizarro
Hermann Uhde
Rocco
Oskar Czerwenka
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