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Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio - Freedom, Fidelity and the Triumph of love over every obstacle.
This year, 2020, we mark the 250th birthday of a man who changed music forever:

Ludwig van Beethoven, the man, the artist, the “Tondichter” as he called himself. A life full of passion, music, success, disappointments and of deafening silence. All of this drama and heart-rending catharsis heralded the eternal music of the Sturm und Drang movement.

Beethoven's only opera is a masterpiece, an apotheosis of his art. It is loved and known everywhere not only because of the transcending beauty of its music, but particularly because of the political implications of the story.

BelCanto Arts stages Fidelio in the stunning Lorely-Hall, a masterpiece of 19th century architecture near the Schönbrunn Castle.
A cast of international opera singers will perform under the direction of celebrated stage director Annegret Ritzel together with the Chorus BelCanto and the BelCanto Arts Orchestra.

This event has no schedules.

Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio - What to expect:

The concert:
The fully scenic performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission of 20 minutes.

The venue:
Situated in the heart of Vienna, just 10 minutes on foot from the Schönbrunn Castle, you find the Lorely-Hall, one of the architectural gems of the fin de siècle in Vienna. Newly renovated, exclusive location seats 300 people and is today one of the most beautiful concert halls in Vienna.

Within the booked category you can choose your seat freely.

No particular dress code required.

Cast of BelCanto Arts concerts:
Full soloist cast with chorus and a reduced orchestra.

Information for people with handicaps:
Handicapped accessible! Please notify us when you buy the ticket, as there are only a limited number of seats available.


More information on Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio:

"Man is born free, and everywhere he lies in chains." wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Beethoven's librettist, Joseph Sonnleithner, writes that Fidelio was not about politics at all, but about "wifely virtue" and fidelity.

But it is also most definitely an opera about political oppression and enlightened principles triumphing over the threat of tyranny.
Love is the gu...iding light to achieve these and therefore Leonore is not only an embodiment of womanly virtue, but also in her manly guise of Fidelio the embodiment of true humanistic enlightenment, through which freedom can be achieved.



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