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True love really does conqueror all in Beethoven’s only opera, one of the most insightful and humane dramas in the repertoire. Waltraud Meier is Leonore, the young woman who disguises herself as a man to search for her wrongly imprisoned husband, Florestan (Johan Botha). With the help of the jailer Rocco (Matti Salminen) she succeeds in foiling the plans of the evil governor Don Pizarro (Richard Paul Fink)—though it almost costs her her life.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Dec 7, 2002


Ludwig van Beethoven


Joseph Sonnleithner with revisions by Stephan von Breuning and George Treitschke

Run Time

1 HRS 55 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus