At The Opera, Beethoven's Fidelio (LIVE 1969), April 2, 2022
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Fidelio is Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera. The German libretto was originally prepared by Joseph Sonnleithner from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, with the work premiering at Vienna's Theater an der Wien on November 20, 1805. The following year, Stephan von Breuning helped shorten the work from three acts to two. After further work on the libretto by Georg Friedrich Treitschke, a final version was performed at the Kärntnertortheater on May 14, 1814. By convention, both of the first two versions are referred to as Leonore. Cast: Leonore - Christa Ludwig Florestan - James King Rocco - Franz Crass Marzeline - Edith Mathis Don Fernando - Hans Hotter Don Pizarro - Ingvar Wixell Vienna State Opera Chorus Vienna Philharmonic Karl Bohm - conductor LIVE 1969
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