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Opera Matinee: Fidelio

on BBC Radio 3

Beethoven's heroic drama tells how. with superhuman courage, Leonore rescues her husband Florestan from unjust imprisonment by the tyrannical Don Pizarro. To do this, she disguises herself as a young man called Fidelio and obtains employment at the prison where Florestan is languishing. This performance of the opera was given last year in the Grosses
Festspielhaus, Salzburg, as part of the Salzburg Festival.
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti

Contributors

Unknown:
Don Pizarro.
Conductor:
Georg Solti
Florestan:
Ben Heppner(tenor)
Leonore/Fidelio:
Cheryl Studer(soprano)
Rocco:
Rene Pape(bass)
Marzelline:
Ruth Ziesak(soprano)
Jaquino:
Roberto Sacca(tenor)
Don Pizarro:
Tom Fox(bass-Baritone)
Don Fernando:
Peter Mattei(bantone)
First prisoner:
Steve Davislim(tenor)
Second prisoner:
Steffen Rossler(bass)

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