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Beethoven's opera in the new production by Adolf Dresen , live from the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden. (bass) (tenor) (sop) (bar)(bass) (ten) (tenor) (baritone)
Royal Opera House Chorus director Robin Stapleton ROH Orchestra, leader
Hugh Maguire , conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
8.30 Crime and Activity While Beethoven was writing Fidelio, belief in the positive power of the prison was fast gaining ground.
Roy Porter asks why.
9.10 Act 2


Production By: Adolf Dresen
Director: Robin Stapleton
Conductor: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Unknown: Roy Porter
Rocco, prison jailer: Robert Lloyd
Marzelline, his daughter: Marie McLaughlin
Florestan, a nobleman and political prisoner: Josef Protschka
Leonore, his wife, disguised as Fidelio: Gabriela Benackova
Don Pizarro, governor of the prison: Monte Pederson
Don Fernando, Minister of State: Hans Tschammer
Jacquino, a porter at the prison: Neill Archer
First prisoner: Lynton Atkinson
Second prisoner: Mark Beesley

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