Ludwig van Beethoven
Joseph von Sonnleithner, Stephan von Breuning, and Georg Friedrich Treitschke based on Jean-Nicolas Bouilly
Beethoven's only opera! A hymn to aspiration and freedom: Florestan is a political prisoner hurled into in a dungeon. His wife Leonore disguises herself as a young man, assumes the name Fidelio and takes a job in the prison. Will she succeed in liberating her husband? High tension all the way to the last second. Then: a trumpet call! Liberation! Jubilation.